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India power plant incident injures 21

20 April 2016

Some 21 Adani Power workers sustained burn injuries after a boiler pipe burst at the thermal power plant at Mundra in the Kutch district of Gujarat on April 20. 13 workers suffered serious injuries, out of which at least eight sustained more than 60 per cent burns, according to the Press Trust of India.

The Mundra thermal power plant - Image: Adani Power Ltd
The Mundra thermal power plant - Image: Adani Power Ltd

The 13 workers who suffered serious injuries were taken to Ahmedabad for treatment while others were taken to a private hospital at Gandhidham.

The incident took place in one of the nine units of Mundra Power Plant which had re-opened today after a two-day shutdown, Adani Power said in a statement. The accident happened after "hot water came out from the vent of a flash tank," it said.

"During this process 21 workers have been affected by the splashing of hot water, and the unit has been shut down. Eight workmen with nominal injuries have been provided first-aid and released," it stated.

"The company has constituted a multi-disciplinary, cross-functional team of experts to investigate the incident and submit report within 10 days," it added.

Adani Power Limited is the power utility subsidiary of the Adani Group conglomerate, with its head office in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The company is India's largest private power producer, with a total generating capacity of 10,440 MW.

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