Bongaigaon, Jan 27: Three railway workers received minor injuries after a blast occurred in a bogie tank when the two of them were welding the bogie at wagon shop in the (Railway) carriage and wagon workshop at New Bongaigaon here at around 9-45 am today.
The injured have been identified as Subhash Ghose(58), Subhash Ray(54) and Nandeswar Singha (55). Subhash Ghose has been released after providing first aid and the rest two workers have been under medical care at New Bongaigaon Railway Hospital.
According to Dipak Sharma, New Bongaigaon workshop branch Secretary of the Northeast Frontier Railway's Employees' Union, the blast occurred when Nandeswar was welding the Bogie Tank wagon for loading Petrol, Nathan and other Petroleum products at the wagon shop of the workshop assisted by his fellow staff Subhash Ray. Another worker Subhash Ghose was doing work on the top of the tank when it exploded with gushing thick black smoke.
"Due to negligence of the Chief Workshop Manager on the safety protocols for the workers of the workshop the incident had occurred because all the works have been left blindly on the private contractors without maintaining proper vigil on them", Sharma alleged.