Funeral of man killed in Celsa explosion to take place today

The funeral of Peter O'Brien who died in the explosion at the Celsa Steelworks in Cardiff last month will take place today.

The 51-year-old from Llanishen, along with 41-year-old Mark Sim from Caldicot, died at the site where they both worked.

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Two people confirmed dead after steelworks explosion

Two people have died after an explosion at the Celsa steelworks in Cardiff on Wednesday morning.

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It happened at 10.30am in the Splott area of Cardiff.

Those nearby described hearing an explosion.

It is with great sadness that we can confirm that two colleagues have passed away and four have sustained minor injuries.Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with those affected and their families, who have been informed. Our utmost priority is to support all of those involved, and we are in close contact with the University Hospital of Wales, where the injured are being cared for.As soon as the incident occurred, we immediately implemented our emergency protocols and we are working closely with the relevant authorities to investigate the exact causes.

Operations have been suspended and the fire services have confirmed that the Mill is safe.Safety is our paramount concern at all of our facilities and the wellbeing of our colleagues is our number one priority.We wish to thank the emergency services for their rapid response and support.

– Spokesperson, Celsa Steel UK

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