Molten Steel Spills Inside German Plant After Accident

Watch: molten steel spilled in German factory after accident

The workers calmly moved away from the site, surprising Reddit users.

A video has surfaced on Reddit that claims to show an accident at a steel factory in Germany. The accident happened after one of the containers at the mill broke, spilling molten steel on the ground. The clip will definitely remind you of a scene from the 1991 movie Terminator: The Judgment Day, as the sparks fly. The molten steel spreads on the ground, but workers can be seen quietly walking away – something that surprised users of the social media platform.

The video begins with the sound of the siren, which may alert staff to a malfunction. The workers standing around the container with helmet, safety glasses, jacket and gloves carry away calmly.

As the video progresses, we see sparks spread in more parts of the steel mill, pulling the workers further away. The only victim is a bicycle.

“They looked a lot calmer than I would have been,” said the user who posted the clip. “They’re chill AF, like this is something that happens every Tuesday,” said another.

“Should we idk, backup to a safe distance? No, we’re in the right place here. The area gets a wave of molten steel seconds after they move,” commented one user.

The cause of the accident is unknown.

A steel mill is an industrial factory where iron ore is processed into steel. These plants are located close to a major river or deep-sea port, which typically receives coal and iron ore (oxide, hematite, or magnetite) by ship.

In modern factories, steel is produced in two stages. In the first stage, iron ore is reduced (the process is called smelting) in a blast furnace with coke and limestone. The result is pig iron. The part that is not used for pig iron is discharged as molten iron. Impurities are removed and alloying elements such as manganese, nickel, chromium and vanadium are added to produce the exact steel needed.

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