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.
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.