Welder Killed in Blast Onboard Merchant Ship


A 45-year-old man, employed as a welder was killed in a cylinder blast inside a ship docked near Chennai Port for repair work on early Thursday morning, reports the Times of India.

Three other workers survived the incident with injuries. The ship – an oil tanker had come from Odisha.

Preliminary investigations have revealed that the sparks from a gas-cutting machine came in contact with the oil residue on the ship, which led to the blast.

Inquiries revealed that all four workers were engaged through a private firm in Chennai. Harbour police have registered a case and are investigating.

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Source: The Times of India