Bridgnorth Aluminium’s production on hold after molten metal leak

Full production at a Shropshire factory could be on hold for a "long period" after 50 tonnes of molten metal leaked from a furnace and set fire to the building, company bosses said today.

Full production at a Shropshire factory could be on hold for a "long period" after 50 tonnes of molten metal leaked from a furnace and set fire to the building, company bosses said today.

Bridgnorth Aluminium had to be evacuated after the liquid leaked from a container and into a basement before setting fire to some cabling.

More than 30 firefighters tackled the blaze for more than seven hours after it started at about 11pm on Sunday.

No one was hurt, but Simon MacVicker, managing director, today said the clean-up operation and damage to the business had meant orders were on hold.

Comments for: "Bridgnorth Aluminium’s production on hold after molten metal leak"

Rodney Nosnail

This must have been both frightening and spectacular - 50 tonnes of molten metal is a huge amount. One wonders how on earth it could have happened?

I'm glad that no-one was hurt and let's hope that they're back to normal soon.