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Explosion in a steel plant in MisOr injures 3 workers

BY CRIS DIAZ

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: A high temperature hydraulic oil hose that feed a 1500-degree hot furnace in the processing of steels exploded seriously burning three Filipino workers, an official of Sanjia Steel Corp. said Monday.

Leo Liu, the spokesperson of the Sanjia Steel Corp., a Chinese steel manufacturing plant in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental, belied reports that two of the Filipino workers were killed in the accident.

“The rumors about the death of the two Filipino workers because of the explosion were fake,” Liu told the Mindanao Daily News. 

Liu identified the Filipino workers as Sintos Hilario, Jan jan Butlig and Cal John Philip Galorio, who were a few meters away when the hydraulic oil hose exploded. 

The three Filipino workers were now in stable condition, he said

Liu said that the steel plant adopts all safety measures in line with the Philippine government laws and regulations

Provincial Board Member Boboy Sabal, chair of the provincial board’s Committee on Environment, said he will conduct a probe to determine any violation that the Sanjia Steel Corp. might have committed.

He said that his committee received only “sketchy” report about the alleged explosion in the steel plant Friday morning. “We will invite stakeholders to shed light about the incident, “ Sabal said.

The P 800 million steel manufacturing plant started its ground works and structural development in the 22-hectare lot in the Phividec Industrial Estate in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental in 2018.

The COVID 19 pandemic has stalled the full operation of the steel plant, but has employed skilled Filipino workers in the minimal production of steel using scraps as raw materials. -0-

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