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Last Updated: Sunday, 24 August, 2003, 18:06 GMT 19:06 UK
Steel plant death worker named
The worker was carrying out maintenance
A worker who was killed at a south Wales steel plant after becoming trapped in a piece of machinery has been named.

David Price, 54, from Newport, was carrying out maintenance tasks at the Alpha Steel plant in the city on Saturday when he died.

The Health and Safety Executive has launched an investigation into the death.

A spokesman for Gwent Police said: "A male person got trapped in machinery below the waist.

"Police, paramedics and the fire service attended but unfortunately the man died at the scene.

"It appears he was carrying out maintenance work at the premises involving a roller which formed part of the machinery."

In 1997, two employees of the steel company were injured in a series of explosions when a burst pipe poured water onto molten metal in an electric arc furnace.


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