Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, the slag yard of the Steel Melt Shop-I suddenly fall down in the early hours of Monday. No casualties were reported when pit-1 and 2 crashed. The cause for the accident was not immediately known. The slag yard was constructed at the time of commissioning of the steel plant. Production remained unchanged official expressed.
Ordered inquiry on steel plant incident to find out the cause of the collapse and suggest remedial measures. The slag generated during steel-making is supplied to cement and brick units.
The steel plant has alternative Melt Shop to take care of the needs of capacity augmentation from three million tonnes to 7.3 million tonnes.
Visakha Steel Employees’ Union leader Padi Trinadha Rao expressed an identical accident had occurred in 2013 and the finding of the inquiry committee was not yet known.
He blamed unsafe conditions the fact of occurring again of the accident and wanted the guilty to be punished as per law.