Human error caused molten steel accident in Vietnam

Posted on 21 April 2014
 

t was a human error that caused 150 tonnes of molten steel to spill, setting off an explosion that injured 13 workers, police say.

Police said that human error caused a crucible containing some 150 tonnes of molten steel to spill, setting off an explosion at a factory in the southern province of Ba Ria Vung Tau last Friday.

Workers operating a massive crucible at the Pomina 3 Steel Factory in Phu My Industrial Zone, Tan Thanh District were late to close its lid. The 1,600 degree molten steel exploded on impact with the cool floor, injuring 13 workers standing some 10 meters away.

Dr Tran Doan Dao chief of the hospital's burn center said that in the meantime, one of the ten victims transferred to Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City for further treatment remains in critical condition.



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