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Six killed in gas leak at Gerdau Steel

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on July 12, 2018 Published on July 12, 2018

Six workers died and two were injured in an accident at Gerdau Steel India in Tadipatri in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday evening..

The mishap occured due to welding gas leak in the factory, according to preliminary reports.

The injured have been rushed to nearly hospitals.

In an official release Gerdau said, “The accident occurred at the Tadipatri steel plant in India, this evening, resulting in six causalities. Gerdau immediately provided medical assistance and the workers were sent to the local hospital”.

The Company is assisting the family of the victims, and is working to determine the cause of the accident. The company is also extending all cooperation to local authorities. Operations at the unit have been suspended and will resume only after an extensive safety inspection, the release added.

The plant in AP, the first in Asia for the Global steel major has a capacity of over three3 lakh tonnes per annum of steel. It is focussed on special steels for the automotive, defence, railways and related industries.

In 2007 Gerdau entered into a joint ventrue with Kalyani Group company-Kalyani Steels Limited to acquire SJK Steel Plant Ltd with an equal partnership of 45 per cent each. Post acquisition of Kalyani’s shares, it has become a majority- owned Gerdau company.

Gerdau, the Sao Paulo, Brazil headquared company is globally leading producer of long steel with opertions in 14 countries with operations in Americas, Europe and Asia with a capacity of 25 million tonnes per year.

Published on July 12, 2018
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