A PROBE is continuing into whether any charges should be brought following the death of three workers at a Welsh steelworks.
The Health and Safety Executive says an announcement will be made in the New Year regarding their investigation into the blast at the Corus plant, Port Talbot, in November 2001.
Len Radford, from Maesteg, and Andrew Hutin and Stephen Galsworthy, from Port Talbot, died after the blast ripped through furnace five.
In August, an inquest ruled their deaths were accidental.
Last night, Terry Rose, Health and Safety Executive director for Wales, said The HSE was continuing to examine the evidence presented during the inquest.
"This will determine whether there is a case to answer by any of the parties involved under health and safety law," said Mr Rose.
"We estimate a decision on the next steps to be made public early in the New Year."