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Sight glass of steam boiler explodes, one killed

Update: December, 30/2016 - 18:20
Image of the Hoà Bình Sugarcane JSC where the sight glass of a steam boiler exploded, killing a worker. – Photo
Viet Nam News

HOÀ BÌNH — The sight glass of a steam boiler at Hoà Bình Sugarcane JSC in northern Hoà Bình Province recently exploded, killing a worker who was operating the boiler.

On Tuesday, Bùi Thị Thảo, 28, in Lạc Sơn District’s Ân Nghĩa Commune was operating the steam boiler at the sugarcane factory of the company when the sight glass of the boiler exploded.

Pieces of glass flew towards the worker, who died immediately.

Authorised agencies are investigating the incident.

According to the initial investigation, the factory, located in Lạc Sơn District’s Tân Mỹ Commune, was found to be discharging untreated wastewater into the environment, causing mass fish deaths affecting farmers in central Thanh Hóa Province.

The Vietnam Environment Administration had suspended the operation of the factory and asked it to address the situation.

The factory had asked for permission from authorised agencies to resume its operation. Although it had not yet received any reply, it continued to collect sugarcane from farmers and operated the business. — VNS



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