Odisha: Four workers die due to gas leak in Rourkela Steel Plant

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Bhubaneswar, Jan 6 (PTI) At least four workers died on
Wednesday and a few others fell ill after inhaling a toxic gas
leaked from a unit at Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) of the
state-run SAIL in Odisha, official sources said.

The mishap took place at a coal chemical department
facility in the morning when 10 workers were on duty there,
they said.

“The four contractual workers, engaged by a private
company, felt unwell at 9 am, following which they were taken
to a health facility of the plant and later admitted to the
ICU of the Ispat General Hospital where they died,” the RSP
officials said.

The four deceased were identified as Ganesh Chandra
Paila (55), Rabindra Sahu (59), Abhimanyu Sah (33) and
Bramhananda Panda (51).

According to a preliminary report, the four workers
died due to carbon monoxide gas leak from the unit, the
officials said, adding that some others, who also fell ill
after inhaling the toxic gas, are being treated at the RSP

“A high-level committee has been formed to inquire
into the cause of the incident. The plant is functioning
normally,” the RSP officials said.

RSP chief executive officer Dipak Chattaraj condoled
the demise of four contractual workers and said the
authorities will extend all the supports to the bereaved
families. PTI AAM SKN

Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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