Explosion leaves one injured at ArcelorMittal Newcastle

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There has been an explosion at ArcelorMittal Newcastle Works today, 15 September 2020.

While ArcelorMittal is currently unable to provide comment, according to information, one person has sustained injuries and been taken to hospital for further treatment.

It is unclear when the steel giant will supply an official comment, but according to sources, the alleged explosion took place when gas apparently exploded in the blast furnace. Steps are now being taken to secure the area.

In August, the Newcastillian – Online News reported, ArcelorMittal South Africa declared force majeure, following a breakdown at the blast furnace, located at their Newcastle Works plant. The clause of force majeure loosely translates as a superior force, which allows certain terms of an otherwise legally binding agreement to be ignored due to unavoidable circumstances. 

With the blast furnace suffering thermal damage, an estimated shutdown period of three weeks was originally forecast, in order to complete the repairs. However, in light of recent events, this could change.

Read more: ArcelorMittal Newcastle announces blast furnace to shutdown, seeing force majeure being declared

Further updates on the explosion will be made available when ArcelorMittal provides clarity on the situation.

Author: Quinton Boucher

Edited: Calvin Swemmer

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One Response

  1. The problems seems to be never ending for this once giant for of northern Natal what’s going on🙁☹🙁

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