Worker killed due to explosion at plant in Turkey (VIDEO)

Worker killed due to explosion at plant in Turkey (VIDEO)

One worker was killed and 15 were injured due to an explosion at a factory in the Marmara province of Kocaeli.

The explosion occurred in a steel pit at a rolling plant in an industrial site in the province’s Dilovasi district at 11:00 am. Witnesses said the explosion occurred while the pit was under reparation.

The injured workers were taken to the hospital, while a number of ambulances and firefighters were dispatched to the area.

Meanwhile, a worker identified as 34-year-old Ali Koca was killed after being crushed under steel pieces.

There were no immediate reports regarding the cause of the explosion, the Dogan News Agency reports.

Gebze District Governor Mehmet Arslan said an investigation would be launched to determine whether there was any negligence involved in the blast.