Explosion at steel unit in Odisha leaves 7 injured

Jharsuguda: Seven workers of Thakur Prasad Sao & Sons Private Limited (TPCL) steel plant at Lahandabuda under Dhuruhadihi police station in Jharsuguda district here suffered injuries following an explosion inside the facility today.

The mishap occurred in blast furnace on second floor of the plant at around 9.30 AM today. Seven on-duty workers  sustained burn injuries when hot liquid iron from the furnace fell on them.

The injured persons identified as Rabi Shankar (40),  Ananda Sahu (45), Ganesh Swain (30), Ranjit Singh (32), Sumant Majhi(24) and Sahdev Patel (30) were first rushed to the district headquarters hospital (DHH) here. Since the DHH has no burn unit, the injured were shifted to Rourkela Ispat General Hospital (IGH), informed Jharsuguda Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) Jagdish Chandra Barik.

Condition of two of them is stated to be critical.

 

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