Report on the Oita Works’ Fire Accident in its Plate Mill - The cause and preventive measures -
May. 18, 2017
Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
Report on the Oita Works’ Fire Accident in its Plate Mill
- The cause and preventive measures -
On January 5, 2017, the plate mill on the premises of the Oita Works of Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC) caught fire. We sincerely regret the great trouble, anxiety, and inconvenience caused to the people of the local community, our business partners and those concerned by this accident.
On January 19, 2017, NSSMC established the Oita Works Plate Mill Fire Accident Response Committee including outside experts in order to investigate the cause of the fire and consider preventive measures, and have been engaged in deliberation.
As the Committee has completed review, we hereby report the cause of the fire and the preventive measures by NSSMC.
Report on the NSSMC Oita Works’ Fire Accident in its Plate Mill - The cause and preventive measures - （PDF 579KB）
We are devoting every effort to restore facilities and take measures to prevent similar accidents. Currently, we are aiming at resuming operation of the plate mill in early August 2017.
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