South Africa’s Department of Employment and Labour has placed a prohibition notice on Coega Steel, following a furnace explosion that it failed to report. After finding that Coega Steel had not complied with health and safety regulations, the DEL's inspectors gave the company a prohibition notice, ordering it to halt production at its furnace department where the explosion had happened. Department of Employment and Labour said "The life threatening incident, which left employees traumatised, revealed that a total of five employees were injured on the day. All these employees sustained multiple burns all over their bodies from face, neck, chest, head, hands and ankles due to the explosion.”Apart from failing to report the incident and starting operations immediately after it happened, Coega Steel had not taken steps to ensure that there is no re-occurrence of a similar explosion.The prohibition notice follows an anonymous tip-off, which included pictures of a Ceoga Steel employee with burns on their hands and face. The incident allegedly happened on 22 August, during a night shift.India’s Agni Steel’s unit Coega Steels (Pty) Ltd is located in Coega industrial development zone in Eastern Cape in South Africa.