Explosion at steelworks caught on security camera

This is the moment when a huge explosion in a steel mill is captured on camera.

Footage received from Scunthorpe Live From inside, British Steel shows a sudden burst of fire that explodes without warning.

The surveillance camera is blinded for a moment by the explosion, and thick clouds of ash or smoke billow out and fill the room.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the explosion and production was unaffected.

An investigation is currently underway into the explosion, which is reported to have taken place on Thursday morning at the steel mill’s BOS plant.

British steel say the incident was contained by security measures.

However, employees who regularly walk around the area should be concerned.

It is believed that the explosion was caused by adding wet scrap to a furnace.

When metal is wet, moisture is instantly converted to steam when it hits molten metal, suddenly expanding and causing a violent explosion.

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Scunthorpe Live said it understands that employees who walk the area regularly are concerned about what would have happened if they had been around at this point.

The video comes from the BOS (Basic Oxygen Steelmaking) facility, where tons of scrap and molten iron are converted into molten metal every hour.

A British steel spokesman: “An incident in our steel mill is being investigated on Thursday.

“The health and safety of our employees is our number one priority, and the safeguards we have in place have ensured that the incident has been contained.”

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The steelworks will continue to operate as a key service with additional security measures throughout the pandemic.

The plant was taken over by Chinese steel maker Jingye in March last year after falling into administration to save thousands of vulnerable jobs.


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