Blast at Sasol plant in Secunda

2011-08-24 12:52
Secunda - At least one person was injured when an explosion caused a fire at Sasol's synfuel plant in Secunda on Wednesday morning.

The cause of the blast has yet to be confirmed, the company said.

The building had to be evacuated after the blast. One person sustained a fractured knee, while other employees are still being assessed for injuries.

According to a statement, issued by Sasol, the blast happened at 10:00 at the gasification plant on the west side of their Secunda plant.

"Emergency services were immediately dispatched and the situation is under control."

Sasol added the blast had had no effect on the surrounding community.

An investigation into the cause of the explosion is set to follow.

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