Boiler pipe bursts at Adani’s Mundra plant; 21 injured
21 workers of Adani Power Limited sustained burn injuries as a boiler pipe burst at the thermal power plant and hot water spilt at Mundra in the Kutch district of Gujarat on Wednesday. 13 workers suffered serious injuries, out of which at least eight of them sustained more than 60 per cent burns.
"Twenty-one persons have been injured, with at least two sustaining more than 70 per cent burn injuries. Six persons have sustained more than 60 per cent burn injuries," Kutch (west) superintendent of police D N Patel said. The 13 workers who suffered serious injuries were taken to Ahmedabad for treatment while others were taken to a private hospital at Gandhidham. The incident took place in one of the nine units of Mundra Power Plant which had re-opened on Wednesday after a two-day shutdown, Adani Power Limited said in a statement. The accident happened after "hot water came out from the vent of a flash tank," it said.
"During this process 21 workers have been affected by the splashing of hot water, and the unit has been shut down. Eight workmen with nominal injuries have been provided first-aid and released," it stated.
"The company has constituted a multi-disciplinary, cross-functional team of experts to investigate the incident and submit report within 10 days," it added.