Molten steel kills 2 in Bengal’s IISCO plant

Kolkata: Two workers were killed and four others injured in a major accident in West Bengal’s IISCO Steel Plant early on Saturday morning, an official said.

The accident occurred at 4 a.m. in the Burnpur unit of the Indian Iron and Steel Company (IISCO), a company statement said.

“Prima facie, it appears that molten steel splashed out of a ladle that was being placed on the turret of a caster in the Steel Melting Shop,” a statement from IISCO said.

The crisis response plan was put into action within minutes of the accident, it said.

Six persons affected in the incident were immediately rushed to the hospital, but two succumbed.

Expressing grief at the loss, the company said a high-level enquiry committee has been constituted to ascertain the cause of the accident.

Management will extend all support to the affected persons and their families, it added.

Best medical care was being provided to the four others, the statement said.

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