By Bizodisha Bureau, Bhubaneswar, October 6, 2020: At least four persons, including an engineer, sustained burn injuries when a steam pipe belt at a chemical factory at Ganjam town exploded on Tuesday, police said.

The mishap occurred in the hydraulic acid plant of the industrial unit causing injuries to an electrical engineer, a supervisor and two contractual workers, they said.

The injured persons were rushed to the sub-divisional hospital at Chatrapur and then shifted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital here.

One of the contractual workers was later shifted to a hospital in Bhubaneswar as his condition deteriorated, police said.

Tension prevailed in the factory premises as several workers along with trade union leaders staged a demonstration, demanding adequate compensation for the injured.

Talks are on to resolve the issue, a company official said.

Former Chhatrapur MLA N Narayan Reddy demanded a written assurance from the Company. “We want a written assurance from the company regarding the compensation as well as proper safety measures for the employees in the factory,” he added.

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