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Rourkela Steel Plant Gas Leak

Mootv Odisha / Rourkela :

A major accident has occurred at the Rourkela Steel Plant in Sundargarh District. A gas leak has occurred in the blast furnace of the plant. Due to this, 9 people were injured. This is a rare and unfortunate incident. Labor and Employee State Insurance Minister Ganeshram Singh Khuntia said that strict action will be taken against the culprits if there is any mistake or negligence in this incident. The Chief Administrative Secretary of the Labor Department has directed the Minister to investigate and submit a report in this regard.

A gas leak occurred in the blast furnace of Rourkela Steel Plant today at 10.15 am. 9 workers were injured. Among them, 3 regular and 6 temporary workers were injured. Deputy Director and Assistant Director of Factories and Boilers immediately went to the spot. 9 injured persons were immediately taken to the first aid center of the steel plant. One of them was discharged after giving oxygen. Eight other people have been admitted to Rourkela Steel General Hospital. Health of 7 workers is safe. So they are in ICU. Oxygen is being given.

Deputy Director of Factories and Baylors Bibhu Prasad said that another worker’s health has improved. Labor and State Insurance Minister Ganesharam Singh Khuntia termed the incident as a rare and unfortunate incident. “Strict action will be taken against the culprits if there is any mistake or negligence in this incident,” he said. Chief Administrative Secretary of Labor Department Chitra Arumugam has directed the minister to investigate and submit a report in this regard. The Director of Factories and Boilers has been directed to investigate and report immediately to the Principal Secretary, Labor Department. Three of the injured workers were regular and the remaining six were contractual. The pipe was being insulated and leaked carbon dioxide gas. An inquiry has been ordered. It has also been prescribed to take a prescription. The Labor Minister said that the incident is under investigation.

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