Jamshedpur Nov. 18: Tata Steel issued a press release on Wednesday on the measures taken by the steel major in the treatment of the victims of the explosion at its coke plant here on the Monday morning.
The release said that following all necessary examinations and tests, appropriate treatment was provided to the injured. While 13 victims have already been discharged from the Tata Main Hospital following their recuperation, remaining two will be undergoing surgeries. D P Banerjee is slated to undergo surgery for fracture of right humerus bone, while Sunil Prasad has a lower back blunt injury and will undergo CT scan for further diagnosis and management.
On the plant front, the ammonia scrubber in the coke plant where the explosion took place and which had been shut down for maintenance, was under repair and already isolated by providing blanks in the gas lines. It was made completely isolated from the operating systems.
Although there was no impact on the running process, the entire process was stopped as per emergency shutdown procedure immediately after the explosion to ensure safety. The entire system was checked for any damage due to pressure wave or impact and to identify whether there was any hanging or unstable material which could be potentially unsafe for the people.
The existing blank on the gas line for isolation of scrubber was checked. Although there was no sign of damage, it was replaced with thicker plate. The plant was n revived at around Tuesday midnight. An enquiry committee has been constituted to investigate the incidence.