21 workers injured in Adani power plant accident


Ahmedabad, April 20 (IANS) At least 21 workers sustained burn injuries on Wednesday in an accident in one of the nine units of the 4,600 MW thermal power plant of Adani Power Ltd. at Mundra in Gujarat’s Kutch district, officials said.

Eight workers with “nominal injuries” were provided first-aid while the others, who suffered varying degree of burns, were shifted to Ahmedabad, some 500 km away.

A company spokesperson said the injured workers were being provided “high quality” medical care at super-speciality hospitals.

In an official communique, the company said there was an accidental splash of hot water from the vent of a flash tank during start-up after a two-day shutdown.

“During the start-up, some steam is normally allowed to vent,” the communique said.

During this process, 21 workers on duty at the unit were affected by the hot water splash. The unit was shut down after the incident, the spokesperson said.

The company immediately constituted a multi-disciplinary, cross-functional team of experts to investigate the incident and submit a report within 10 days.

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