Three hurt in Scunthorpe Tata Steel explosion

The Tata Steel Plant, Scunthorpe.
The Tata Steel Plant, Scunthorpe.
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THREE people were hurt in a fire at the Tata Steel plant in Scunthorpe this morning.

The three, all employees at the plant, were taken to Scunthorpe General Hospital with “radiated” burns.

A Tata spokesman said: “We had a fire in the power station at our Scunthorpe plant at 2:00am today which led to three employees being hurt, all of whom have now been released from hospital.

“Our on-site emergency fire and rescue services arrived at the incident two minutes after the alarm was raised.”

The firm added: “A full investigation has been launched to establish the causes of today’s incident. Steel production was not affected by the fire.”