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Blast at Indian steel plant leaves four workers with critical injuries

04 April 2016

According to the Orissa Post, four labourers were critically injured in an explosion at the Tata Steel steel plant at Kalinganagar on April 1. The newspaper also reported that a number of other workers were unaccounted for after the blast. 

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Sources quoted by the Orissa Post said water fell on two pipes transporting molten metal causing the pipes and a protective metal wall to explode, followed by a leak into the affected area of sulphur gas.

A Tata Steel spokesperson said the the reason behind the explosion has yet to be ascertained.

The New Indian Express said the Department of Factories and Boilers imposed a ban on production at the Kalinganagar plant in the wake of the explosion.

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