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Investigation after steelworks incident

An investigation is underway after an incident at the Port Talbot steelwork in the early hours of Tuesday morning. One man was taken to hospital where his injuries are described as not serious. He was working for the contractor Harscow.

Tata Steel say that incident happened away from their main production areas and that essential operations are unaffected.

"Economic pressures" prompt Tata 'stay home' offer

Workers at the Tata steel plant in Port Talbot have been sent letters inviting them to stay home at half pay during March.

It's understood that the majority of the 5000 workers based there have been offered the deal.

A spokesman said the scheme was "a very flexible approach"

The invitation is entirely voluntary asking if we would like to take time off at 50% pay during March. We are looking to reduce our operating costs at a time when we face tough economic pressures and when we are about to carry out major engineering work which shows a commitment to the plant's future

– Robert Dangerfield, Tata spokesman

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