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Explosion at Tata Steel plant in IJmuiden injures four workers

Steel News - Published on Fri, 22 Mar 2019

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Dutch News reported that four people were injured Wednesday morning when an explosion took place at a Tata Steel facility in Velsen-Noord, Noord Holland. All four of the victims are employees who were transported to area hospitals, the company said. Their injuries were not specified, but were not believed to be life threatening. The accident took place during maintenance at the Kooks- en Gasfabriek 1, part of the sprawling factory complex between IJmuiden and Wijk aan Zee. The explosion was first called in at about 11:15 AM. Firefighter crews, at least two ambulances, and a helicopter trauma team were dispatched within a couple of minutes.

One Wijk aan Zee resident told regional broadcaster NH that they heard a loud dull boom, and could feel the ground rumbling below his home. The situation was reportedly under control by noon, and no toxic emissions were released.

The cause of the blast is under investigation by the steel conglomerate and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment's investigative agency Inspectie SZW.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Fri, 22 Mar 2019
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