Corus UK has been served with two summonses following the conclusion of an investigation into the deaths of three men.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has concluded its report on the explosion at Blast Furnace Five in Port Talbot which killed three employees – Len Radford, Andrew Hutin and Stephen Glasworthy.
The incident occurred in November 2001 and the first criminal charge has been brought under Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, alleging that Corus UK did not ensure, so far as was reasonably practicable, the safety of its employees.
An initial inquest had returned a verdict of accidental death in August 2005. At the time Health and Safety Executive director for Wales Terry Rose said: “This has been a long and complex inquest with testimony from more than 50 witnesses. We will need to consider carefully the implications of the evidence given to the coroner and the subsequent judgement, including whether there is any case to answer by any of the parties under Health and Safety law.”
The first hearing of the case is scheduled for 12 April at Neath Magistrates’ Court.