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Six workers still critical after being burned by molten iron

A worker, who suffered burns on 99 percent of his body surface when a ladle furnace fell in a Shanghai steel plant on Monday, has passed the phase of burn shock and is facing ensuing danger of infection, officials at the Shanghai No. 3 People's Hospital said today.

All the six workers with serious burns and lung injuries in the accident are still in critical condition and just passed the first hurdle in the treatment of their severe burns, officials said.

Two workers were killed and another 13 injured when a ladle furnace toppled in the factory of MCC Baosteel Technology Service Co, a subsidiary of China's largest steel maker, Baosteel Group, as they were removing slag from the furnace, the company said.

The fallen furnace spilled molten iron as hot as 1,600 degrees Celsius on the floor, killing two workers immediately and injuring 13 others, who were rushed to Shanghai No. 3 People's Hospital.

Two workers who are not critically injured were later transferred to other hospitals at their family's request. Another five are in stable condition.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.


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