Hindustan Times reported that at least 12 workers were injured after a furnace exploded at Nidhi Steel Industry in Khanna’s Bhadla village on Thursday night. The mishap took place at Nidhi Steel Industry when 14 workers were on night shift. Suddenly, the furnace exploded and melted metal fell on them. The condition of one of the victims is serious and he has been referred to Rajindra Hospital, Patiala. The rest suffered minor burn injuries and have been admitted to a private hospital in Khanna.
The workers alleged that they were not provided any safety kits due to which many of them suffered burn injuries.
Station house officer Hemant Kumar said if any negligence of the furnace unit owner was found, the police would take action.