Aycliffe Today has received an official statement from Gestamp Tallent Plant Director, Peter Gallone:
The Company would like to confirm that on the evening of Friday 15th May the site experienced the breakout of a localised fire in one of the Assembly Plants.
No one was hurt in the incident and we have worked with our internal teams and the Fire Brigade to ensure the plant is totally safe to recommence activities and it has now returned to normal operations. A full internal investigation is underway
We would like to sincerely thank the Fire Brigade and Emergency Services for the outstanding and professional support given to the Company in this incident and also to recognise the exceptional actions of our own employees in safely evacuating the plant in minutes and taking all appropriate actions to control the situation. We could not have expected more from either group.