MP raises safety concerns at Tata steelworks after two are injured in blast

An MP has raised safety concerns at the Tata steelworks in Port Talbot, the largest of its kind in Britain, after two people were injured in an explosion.

Stephen Kinnock, Labour representative for Aberavon, has urged Tata Steel to conduct a full review following the blast in the early hours of Friday morning. The two casualties received minor injuries.

Mr Kinnock tweeted: “This incident raises real concerns about safety at the works. It could have been a lot worse. Grateful as always to the emergency services for their rapid and effective response. ⁦@TataSteelEurope⁩ must conduct a full review, to improve safety.”

Tata Steel confirmed an investigation had been launched following the explosion, which it said was caused following a “spillage of liquid iron” as it was being transported to the site.

The explosion caused several fires to break out as neighbours living near the steelworks reported their homes shook as a result of the blast. Several bright flashes could be seen in video purported to be of the incident shared online.


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