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Molten Metal Overflow Causes Fatal Fire at Gujarat Steel Factory

January 15, 2024
Fire at Gujarat Steel Factory

Kutch, Gujarat – January 15, 2024, In a devastating incident at Kemo Steel Industries Private Limited (KSIPL) in Budhamora village, Gujarat, at least three workers lost their lives, and four others sustained injuries when molten metal overflowed from a furnace, sparking a destructive fire. The catastrophic event unfolded on January 14, sending shockwaves through the community and leaving many questions unanswered.

Eyewitnesses captured the horror on social media, sharing heart-wrenching visuals of workers in sheer panic, desperately attempting to escape the unfolding disaster. Some unfortunate workers were seen being engulfed in flames, underscoring the severity of the tragedy that unfolded at the steel factory.

Preliminary reports suggest that a mechanical failure in the steel melting unit was the root cause of the catastrophe, resulting in the overflow of scorching molten steel. The workers, involved in loading metal scrap into the furnace at the time of the incident, were directly exposed to the life-threatening situation.

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Authorities and emergency services rushed to the scene to control the fire and provide assistance to the injured. The injured workers were promptly transported to nearby medical facilities for treatment.

Despite the gravity of the situation, KSIPL has remained silent on the matter, failing to respond to inquiries about the incident. The lack of communication from the steel factory has raised concerns and questions regarding the safety measures in place and the responsibility of the company to ensure the well-being of its workforce.

Local authorities have initiated an investigation into the incident to determine the exact sequence of events leading to the mechanical failure and subsequent fire outbreak. Additionally, there is a growing call for accountability and improved safety standards within industrial facilities to prevent such tragic incidents in the future.


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