The Mirror reported that a fireball ripping through a steelworks has been caught on camera as the sudden blast explodes into a walkway without warning. Footage obtained by Scunthorpe Live from inside the British Steel building shows the camera blinded momentarily by the explosion, and thick clouds of ash or smoke cover billow out, filling the room. No-one was hurt in the blast and an investigation is now underway into the explosion, which is reported to have happened on Thursday morning in the steelworks’ BOS plant.
British Steel said that the incident was contained by safeguards that were in place. A British Steel spokesman said “An investigation is underway into an incident during the iron charging process in our steel plant on Thursday. The risk of a reaction during this process is well understood throughout our industry. As such we have robust risk assessments and control measures in place to protect our people. These safeguards ensured no-one was injured, and no damage was caused.”
The plant was taken over by Chinese steelmaker Jingye last March after falling into administration when, securing thousands of jobs that had been in jeopardy.