Major mishap averted: Slab, beam of Quenching Tower collapse in BSP

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Jul 2018 12:08:57


Staff Reporter,


A MAJOR mishap was averted when all of a sudden the slab and beam of Coke Oven Quenching Tower-II collapsed in BSP during wee hours on Sunday. However, it would hardly have involved casualties but it could have caused substantial loss if fallen on quenching car.

According to information, at about 4 am on Sunday, slab and beam, the major part of Coke Oven Quenching Tower-II in BSP all of a sudden collapsed and as its outcome two nozzle pipes were smashed. It hardly affected the production in the plant as Quenching Tower-I was functioning in its full capacity. The Quenching Tower-I was taken for maintenance and fortunately the maintenance work was accomplished a day before or else it could have severely affected coke production and the plant production in the process. While confirming details, S P Dey, president, Hindustan Steel Employees Union (CITU) informed that in the aftermath of mishap, the trade union’s Safety Committee comprised of S P Dey, Ali Akbar, Vijay Jangade, Kunjbihari Mishra, Ravishankar Sahu, Jitendra Kumar Verma reached the spot and recorded first hand details. He informed the towers play a vital role in coke production process for coke supply to blast furnaces in the plant.

He also informed that the Mechanical Maintenance team of Coke Oven undertook the maintenance works at war footing for Quenching Tower-II and with completion it was pressed into services. The first quenching by Coke Oven Quenching Tower II was undertaken successfully by 12 pm today.