8 labourers suffer burns after molten iron falls on them
Ludhiana: Eight labourers working in a steel factory at Sahnewal suffered burn injuries when molten iron suddenly fell on them from a furnace at Sahnewal in Ludhiana district, today.
As per the police the incident occurred when the victims were on night duty in the steel factory.
As soon as the incident occurred the injured were rushed to the local civil hospital, four of them workers escaped with minor injuries, but four needed to be hospitalised where the condition of two of them is stated to be critical.
One of the victims, said eight of them were working near the furnace when suddenly smoke engulfed the block and the molten metal fell on them.
Inspector Sukhdev Singh, SHO, Sahnewal, said that his team is investigating the matter.