19 February 2013

Eight shipbreaking workers fall sick inhaling carbon-dioxide in Chittagong:

Eight workers became sick as they inhaled excessive carbon-dioxide gas when opening a gas cylinder at a ship breaking yard in Sitakunda upazila of Chittagong on Saturday.

Of the victims Imran Hossain and Abdul Wahidur were admitted to a local clinic.

Police said the workers at ARL Ship Breaking Limited mistakenly opened a gas cylinder in the engine room of a ship around 1:15pm.

Ritesh Mahmud, director of the yard, said they will bear all the cost of the workers' treatment.

Source:  The Daily Star.  17 February 2013

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