Worker dies in compressor explosion in HAL’s Koraput plant

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Koraput: A worker, who reportedly suffered grievous burns due to a compressor explosion at a factory of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) at Sunabeda in Koraput district, succumbed to the injuries.

The deceased has been identified as Sudam Mohanty, a worker at Sukhoi Engine division in HAL.

According to sources, Mohanty was working at the factory when a compressor exploded today. He suffered 90 per cent burn injuries in the explosion and initially admitted to the HAL hospital.

He was later referred to a hospital in Visakhapatnam as his condition deteriorated. However, he succumbed to the burn injuries.

Following the death of the worker, tension prevailed in the HAL township.

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