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British Steel Scunthorpe works Appleby Coke Ovens fire had minimal impact on the business

Steel News - Published on Fri, 12 Jan 2018

Image Source: Scunthorpe Telegraph
Scunthorpe Telegraph reported that British Steel bosses say a fire at its Scunthorpe works yesterday has had only a "minimal" impact on the business. The incident happened at the Appleby Coke Ovens on the site at around 12.50 PM and led to six fire engines, plus specialist units and a command unit being sent by Humberside Fire and Rescue Service to tackle it. British Steel has confirmed it has a reduced gas supply, although officials are hoping this will be stepped up in the coming hours. The company has also said its daily steel-making target was hit yesterday despite the incident and has confirmed nobody was injured.

Paul Martin, British Steel’s deputy chief executive, said "Emergency services were called to our Scunthorpe site following a fire at the Appleby Coke Ovens at around 12.50 PM on Wednesday. Everyone working in the area at the time of the incident was accounted for and there were no injuries. Our on-site emergency teams, supported by Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, worked together to rapidly and successfully bring the incident under control. The skill and dedication of our people continues to ensure the incident has a minimal impact on our business. Despite yesterday’s incident, we still made our steel-making target for the day and our sinter plant, blast furnaces, steel-making operations and mills operated as near to normal. Today there’s a reduced gas supply but we’re hoping to significantly step this up in the coming hours, ensuring there's minimal impact on our business and our customers. A full investigation is under way into the cause of the incident.”

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Posted By : Ratan Singh on Fri, 12 Jan 2018
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