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Explosion at Tata Steel plant injures three

13 May 2022

An explosion at a Tata Steel plant in the city of Jamshedpur, India injured three people on May 7. According to Telegraph India, the blast involved a gas pipeline at the plant.

Tata Steel's Jamshedpur plant - Image: Tata Steel
Tata Steel's Jamshedpur plant - Image: Tata Steel

The incident occurred at around 10:20 local time and injured three contractors. All three were admitted to the Tata Main Hospital where they received treatment for their injuries.

In a statement, Tata Steel said: “We reported an incident of blasting sound in a coke plant unit, which was non-operational and is undergoing a dismantling process, at our Jamshedpur Works. Three contract employees sustained minor injuries and were administered first aid. While two of them have been discharged post first aid, one is currently under medical observation. There has been no impact on production.”

According to The Telegraph, the incident caused panic among workers at the plant who rushed away from the scene. Several firefighters attended the scene where they battled a fire before extinguishing it.

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