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Dec 28, 2014

15:55:35 GMT--Explosion - Asia - India



EDIS Number: EX-20141228-46475-IND

Date / time: 28/12/2014 15:53:41 [UTC]

Event: Explosion

Area: Asia

Country: India

State/County: State of Andhra Pradesh

Location: Atchuthapuram

Number of Deads: 1 person(s)

Number of Injured: 12 person(s)

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: Moderate



Description:



An employee was killed and 12 others were injured in an explosion at Anjaneya Alloys inside AP SEZ near Atchuthapuram in the district early this morning. Excessive gas eruption in a furnace caused the explosion, according to the preliminary probe. The deceased was identified as B Biswas (40), who belonged to West Bengal. K Arun Kumar (25) and Lakshmana Rao (30) hailing from Bhogapuram were in a critical condition, police said. The injured were undergoing treatment at a private hospital here. The plant manufactures ferro manganese. A worker had died at the plant a few months ago after an overhead crane fell on him. Blaming the management for lack of safety measures, relatives of the injured and some workers staged a protest in front of the factory today. Human resources minister Ganta Srinivasa, Anakapalle MP M Srinivasa Rao and Yelamanchili MLA P Ramesh Babu visited the injured at the hospital. The minster said a series of industrial accidents in Vizag were a cause for concern and a high-power meeting with all concerned departments will be held soon. Sub-inspector of Atchuthapuram police station S Sanyasi Rao and inspector of factories R Trinadha Rao registered cases and investigation was on. Labour organisation CITU demanded a compensation of Rs 25 lakh to the relatives of the dead employee from the company.




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