Worker who died at Tata steelworks in Port Talbot named

25 September 2019, 16:26

The worker died at the Tata steelworks in Port Talbot (file image)
The worker died at the Tata steelworks in Port Talbot (file image). Picture: PA

By Asher McShane

The contractor killed in a machinery accident at the UKs largest steelworks has been named by the company he worked for as Justin Day.

Emergency services including a hazardous area response team rushed to the site in south Wales site shortly before 2pm on Wednesday.

The worker was described as being in need of "urgent medical attention".

Police described the accident as an "isolated incident" with no threat to the public, but sources confirmed the casualty had died.

The steel firm has launched an investigation.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We were called on Wednesday 25 September at approximately 1.58pm to reports of a person needing urgent medical attention after an accident with a machine at Tata Steelworks, Port Talbot.

"We responded with two ambulance officers, one emergency ambulance, two vehicles of our Hazardous Area Response Team and our crews were supported by the Wales Air Ambulance."

Tata Steel confirmed the incident in a tweet and said a "full investigation" had been launched.

In April two workers were injured at the plant following an incident after several fires broke out when molten metal came into contact with cold water on a railway track.