Furnace Blast at Punjab Steel Forging in Mandi Injures 12 Workers
Express News Service reported that At least 12 labourers were injured in a blast at Punjab Steel Forging & Agro Industries Limited in Mandi Gobindgarh town of Fatehgarh Sahib District, on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. Police said “There was a sudden boil in the iron furnace following which the melted iron spilled out and labourers got burn injuries. They were working in night shift. The incident happened post-midnight and factory owners informed police around 3 AM.”
Of the 12 injured labourers, who received serious burn injuries, the condition of four is stated to be critical. All of them are admitted at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana.
Mandi Gobindgarh SHO Prem Singh said the owner Kumar and his partners, Sanjeev Kumar, Sahil Bansal, Vijayant Bansal, all of Mandi Gobindgarh, have been booked under Sections 304A (causing death by negligence); 287 (negligent conduct with respect to machinery), 336 (rashly or negligently endangering human life) on Friday.