Press release

Statement from the Secretary of State for Wales in response to fatal Celsa incident

Two people die and five injured in Cardiff steel plant incident

Secretary of State for Wales, Stephen Crabb said:

This has been a truly devastating day for the families of the two Celsa employees who tragically lost their lives. I want to send my sincere condolences to them and to their colleagues at this extremely difficult time. Our thoughts are also with those who were injured.

The plant is a key feature of the south Wales industrial landscape and today’s events have touched us all.

As the families grieve for their loved ones, and those injured in the blast begin their recovery, we must now let the investigation run its course and ensure that lessons are learned for the future.