4 DEAD, 13 INJURED IN BOILER EXPLOSION AT TAMIL NADU THERMAL POWER PLANT
Four people died and 13 suffered burn injuries in a boiler explosion at thermal power plant in the Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu this morning.
The blast took place at a power plant at the central government-owned NLC India Limited (formerly known as Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited) in Cuddalore, about 180 km from state capital Chennai.
All those injured were rushed to hospital, officials said. "The boiler was not in operation. We are investigating the incident," an official at the power plant said.
This is the second blast at the power plant in two months.
In May, eight workers suffered burn injuries in a boiler blast. The workers included both regular and contractual employees.
The company generates 3,940-megawatt electricity. The plant where the blast took place accounts for 1,470 megawatts.
The company employs 27,000, including 15,000 contractual workers.