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Safety measures in RSP shambles – 6 injured, 4 critical in mishap

Date : January 12th, 2010
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The incident of January 3 is yet to be vanished from the minds of the workers and their family members another mishap has occured in Rourkela Steel Plant on Monday Morning. This incident has not scared the workers but also many questions have been raised on the safety measures taken up by the company. In an incident occured on Monday at about 11.30am in the Spiral Welding Pipe Plant at Rourkela Steel Plant has caused injury to six workers. Four of them are in a critical condition.
According to sources, while the repairing welding work was going on in a gas pipeline the line blasted. In the mishap, six people including one officer and two contract workers were injured. Out of them operator Sapan Dutta, whose condition is stated to be very critical is under treatment in the ICU of Indira Gandhi Hospital( IGH). Senior operator Bikash Mohanty, operator Charu Xalxo and senior officer Subrat Bagchi were also admitted to the IGH as their condition was also critical. The other two contract workers are undergoing treatment.

It may be mentioned here that in two incidents on January 3, eleven persons were injured of which four are critical due to intoxicating the poisoneous gas (Carbon Monoxide) being leaked fro Blast Furnace-4. four critically injured persons are still under treatment. As that incident was still fresh in the minds of the workers another incident occured within a span of 8 days has created panic among the workers. After this incident almost all the trade unions have expressed concern over the incident.

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