Boiler explosion injures six workers at milk factory
27 July 2016, 21:07
Nairobi - A boiler explosion at the New KCC Nyahururu factory last night left six workers injured and were admitted to Nyahururu District Referral Hospital.
However, three were discharged this morning while the others are nursing serious injuries at the facility.
Speaking at the scene, Nyandarua North OCPD Timon Odingo said the situation had normalized as they launched investigations to establish the cause of the explosion.
He described their condition as serious but stable.
He said some of the victims sustained burns from hot water while others got injuries from falling objects.
“The incident occurred at night (about midnight) and could have been worse had it happened during the day time due to the flow of human traffic and employees,” said Odingo.
He added that large dairy farmers were being referred to other KCC factories to deliver their milk but small scale farmers were being served.
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