Molten Metal Spill in SMS II of RINL VSP Injures Workers
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Molten Metal Spill in SMS II of RINL VSP Injures Workers

Local media reported that 2-4 employees sustained severe burns while some others escaped with minor injuries when liquid metal spilled on them inside the

Local media reported that 2-4 employees sustained severe burns while some others escaped with minor injuries when liquid metal spilled on them inside the SMS II unit in the Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited’s Visakha Steel Plant on Friday night when ladle in the unit snapped, pouring out more than 100 tonnes of liquid steel from a height of 30 feet. The steel plant authorities immediately put out the fire and evacuated the workers. The severely injured workers were shifted to hospital in Gajuwaka and their condition is said to be out of danger.

The value of the spilled liquid steel was estimated to be over INR one crore. RINL corporate communications wing head Mr Sarma told TOI that “Most of the hot metal that fell on the ground can be used again.”

Trade unions demanded the steel plant authorities improve overall safety for workers, raising concerns over frequent accidents being reported from the plant.

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