A fire at a steel plant in the UK owned by Tata Steel and an explosion at a Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation facility in Japan have both resulted in worker injuries.

Three people were injured, one with serious burns and the others with minor injuries, after at explosion at Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation’s Yahata plant in southwestern Japan.

The blast happened at 1.15pm local time in Kitakyushu.

In the UK there was a fire around 2am on Friday morning (22 November) at Tata Steel’s Scunthorpe facility.

The fire broke out in the turbine hall of the site’s power station and three people were taken to hospital suffering from radiated burns, according to the BBC.