Jharsuguda: Two workers were injured at Action Ispat & Power Ltd. located near Marakutta Village, when, the hot waste coming out of Wet Scrubber Tower of Kiln fell over the workers.
According to sources, around 11.10 A.M. in the morning, the Wet Scrubber Tower of Klin No. 2, from where the hot wastes comes out got jammed, and was being cleared by the workers. Abhimanyu Bhainsa (30) of Pandripathar and Janardhan Meher (28) of Marakutta Village who were working near to the outlet, where the hot waste comes out, it opened and fell over him due to which, Abhimanyu sustained around 90% burn injuries. Janardhan Meher managed to escape with minor injury. Abhimanyu is said to be in a critical condition and has been referred to IGH Rourkela for further treatment.
Soon after the incident, the plant workers had stopped their work and had small scuffle with the security guard and a shift in charge. They demanded that company should bear all the medical expenses for the injured till they resume their work.
Action Ispat & Power (P) Ltd. Senior GM, HR & Admin, L.R. Bhati Said that, “It was an unfortunate incident, we are making all arrangements to shift the injured to IGH Rourkela as soon as possible. As the worker is covered under ESI Acts, they will be provided with all necessary facilities as per the law. However, we will conduct an internal inquiry in to this incident.”