One person sustained injuries and six others were rescued from suffocation in a fire that broke out at the Jharsuguda unit of Vedanta Aluminium plant here on Saturday.
According to sources, there was a loud blast followed by fire and smoke was seen billowing out in the green anode plant on Saturday morning.
Vedanta officials rushed to the spot with fire control service, which managed to control the spread of the fire.
All seven injured are immediately shifted to a First Aid centre and then admitted to a clinic inside the Vedanta township.
Vedanta PRO Sanjeev Pattnaik confirmed the accident. Officials are inquiring into the matter to ascertain the cause of the fire.
“There was a fire incident at around 10.00 am at the Green Anode Plant at our premises which was immediately brought under control by our robust safety protocol. The seven workers present at the site were attended to at our first-aid centre as a precautionary measure, and one of them was treated for minor injuries. Safety of our workers is our top-most priority and we remain committed to ensuring the same with rigour,” said a company spokesperson in Jharsuguda
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