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Explosion at Port Talbot steelworks.

Discussion in 'Personal' started by nomad, Apr 26, 2019.

  1. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    No casualties, apparently.


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  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    That looks terribly apocalyptic.

    Hope no-one is hurt.
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  3. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    Dramatic pictures. It seems that two people have minor injuries from the explosion.
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  4. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    A Tata facility again - explosions seem to be a regular occurance at their plants!
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  5. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    That photo looks like it was taken from my Grand daughter's former bedroom (They moved house 18 months ago).
  6. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Sons tells me that one of the 'torpedoes' they transport the liquid iron away from the blast furnaces exploded. He has been told to take the day off.
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  7. Maths_Shed

    Maths_Shed Occasional commenter

    Something to be borne in mind the next time you think you are having a bad day at work.
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  8. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Sorry to the residents and (few) remaining workers of Port Talbot but I drove past it on my way to pick up the dog from the rescue centre in Llanelli and it didn't take me long to decide I was very glad not to have to live there.

    It looks a lot more picturesque in the photo than it does in ordinary daylight.

    Tata. Hmm. Health and Safety. Right. Making a quick buck out of Britain's ailing industrial infrastructure. I suppose some capitalist or other has to do it.
  9. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    I remember that happening years ago. The reason was supposed to be molten iron poured into a torpedo containing water. People died that time.
  10. Crowbob

    Crowbob Lead commenter

    I thought that they employed about 4,000 people...
  11. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Blazer major bought his first house overlooking the steelworks. He could walk to work. At night it was a pretty spectacular sight with flames of differing colours venting from roof. It was smelly though, very sulphurous. Also anything left outside soon collected a layer of soot. I am glad they moved to the other side of Swansea. They didn't bother moving anything that had been outside, they just skipped it all.
  12. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Well, I guess you can call that the "few remaining employees" compared to the 18,000 or so who used to work there.
  13. Crowbob

    Crowbob Lead commenter

    Can you? It's still a lot of people...
  14. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    I wouldn't either, but it was another poster who called them "the few remaining employees" and I think that they can legitimately use that description when contrasting the current position with a previous one.

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