Three hurt in Scunthorpe Tata Steel explosion

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

The Tata Steel Plant, Scunthorpe.
The Tata Steel Plant, Scunthorpe.

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.”