Six workers killed, 17 injured as boiler explodes at NLC thermal plant

Joseph B. Hash

6 staff ended up killed and 17 many others ended up wounded when a boiler at NLC India Lts’s thermal electricity unit (TPS II) at Neyveli exploded on Wednesday. The incident was documented on Wednesday early morning in Unit V of Thermal Energy Station-II, (TPS-II) though it was beneath shutdown […]

6 staff ended up killed and 17 many others ended up wounded when a boiler at NLC India Lts’s thermal electricity unit (TPS II) at Neyveli exploded on Wednesday.

The incident was documented on Wednesday early morning in Unit V of Thermal Energy Station-II, (TPS-II) though it was beneath shutdown and servicing pursuits ended up staying carried out. Fire broke out in the boiler location pursuing an explosion, NLC India said.

Without the need of mentioning the selection of casualties, the company’s assertion said the NLCIL servicing staff of 1 executivee, two supervisors, three non-government staff and 17 deal gals ended up wounded. Out these 23, 6 workmen belonging to a contractor succumbed to injuries on the place.

All the 17 wounded ended up taken to NLCIL Hospital, and 16 of them ended up despatched to Apollo Hospitals in Chennai for further more better speciality therapy.

A substantial-stage enquiry headed by P K Mohapatra, retired director (technical), NTPC has been ordered into the result in of the incident, aside from an interior enquiry committee with senior executives headed by Director (Energy) of NLCIL/

The enterprise suspended the head of TPS-II pending enquiry by the administration. All the 4 units of 210 MW just about every of TPS-II Phase-II have been ordered for shutdown.

The result in of the boiler blast is yet to be ascertained. Meanwhile Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami expressing his grief at the loss of life of 6 staff declared a solatium of Rs three hundred,000 to the people of the deceased.

He also declared Rs one lakh for the seriously wounded and Rs 50,000 for all those with smaller sized injuries.

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