Accident at Vizag shipyard
An accident occurred recently while Larsen & Toubro, an industrial partner, was undertaking preparatory activities of hydro pressure test of a tank inside a building at the Ship Building Centre, Visakhapatnam. The test of the component was part of the standard industrial process being carried out by the industrial partner at the facility.
The accident led to the unfortunate death of a worker and injury to two other workers of Larsen & Toubro. Immediate medical attention was provided and the injured workers are now stable. No defence personnel was involved in the accident. The accident is in no way related with any nuclear-related activity.
A release said that the submarines are safe and the accident does not adversely affect the project activities or the activities of Indian Navy or the Defence Research and Development Organisation. Work related to the pressure system involved in accident has been suspended till the cause is established and mitigating measures are put in place. An inquiry has been ordered by the Department of Defence R&D to investigate the accident.