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Sun Jul 29, 2018, 11:46 PM

Human Error Led to 45 Deaths in Indian Coal Plant Explosion.

An internal report from NTPC said an “error in judgment” by plant operators led to an explosion at India’s Feroze Gandhi Unchahar Thermal Power Station last year that resulted in the deaths of 45 workers.

Reuters news service on July 23 said it had reviewed a summary of the report on the accident that occurred November 1, 2017. It said three department heads at the 1,550-MW coal-fired plant decided not to shut down a 500-MW boiler at the plant to clear ash that had built up in the unit. The buildup caused the unit to over-pressurize, which caused an explosion that released hot gas, killing several workers instantly. Others died in the days after the accident, which left survivors with severe burns...


The explosion was captured on a terrifying cell phone video which can be seen at the link.

Report: Human Error to Blame in Fatal India Plant Accident

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Eko Jul 2018 #1

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Mon Jul 30, 2018, 12:34 AM

1. Thats horrible.

I'm glad people aren't defending by saying that it doesn't need to be totally safe to be viable.

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