Local media reported that about 35 women employees were taken ill after inhaling fumes arising out of melting of copper scrap at Hyundai Metal Pvt Ltd factory located on Badshahi Road near Panchi Gujran village of Sonipat on 12 February 2022. Women employees fainted due to inhalation of the toxic fumes when they were doing sorting work near the scrap melting furnace. All unconscious women were immediately rushed to private & government hospitals in Gannaur from where two women have been referred to Bhagat Phool Singh Medical College at Khanpur Kalan.As per the details available, the factory is owned by a Delhi resident and 125-130 women are working there. The factory owner imports scrap of copper, steel, brass and other metals from abroad. For melting the scrap, the company has established furnaces.No case has been registered as no complaint from any woman employee has been received.A team of officials of Haryana State Pollution Control Board will visit the metal industry. Sources said that the factory owners had taken permission to establish a furnace but not to operate it from the pollution board.