Assmang: Second furnace back to work

2008-04-11 00:00

A SECOND furnace was re-opened at Assmang in Cato Ridge after being closed down following a fatal blast that killed six workers in February.

Labour inspectors allowed the company to re-open the first furnace on Monday. Following the re-opening of the two furnaces, the company hopes that the Labour Department will soon allow back its full operation.

A planned shutdown period for the fifth furnace has been brought forward with recommissioning expected next month. “The sixth furnace … is expected to be recommissioned in the fourth quarter of 2008,” it said.

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