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2  RSP contract workers suffer burns

Two contract workers of Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) suffered minor burn injuries at Blast Furnace (BF) 1 site here on Tuesday.

Published: 08th February 2017 02:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th February 2017 03:28 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

ROURKELA: Two contract workers of Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) suffered minor burn injuries at Blast Furnace (BF) 1 site here on Tuesday. The injured are Palton Bari (26) and Sakia Soren (24), contract workers of Essar Projects. The two were cleaning gas pipeline at  BF 1 site using hot sand blast technique when the gas pipe exploded. While Bari suffered 15 per cent burn injury, Soren received 5 per cent burn injury.

Earlier, on January 25, six contract workers of Essar Projects were exposed to poisonous gas at the same site following leakage in the gas pipeline.
While Somanth Das (32) had died, the rest five were discharged after treatment. Das’s body was detained at the morgue of  RSP-run Ispat General Hospital for five days till the contract firm paid compensation of `7.5 lakh to the bereaved family. Essar Projects is engaged in reconstruction of the BF 1.

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