One man died and two others were injured when gas leaked in a blast furnace unit of Tata Steel in Jamshedpur on Tuesday, an official said.
MK Manjhi died on the spot when gas leaked around 11 am while Kumar Bahadur and C Mukhi were injured. They were taken to Tata Main Hospital, Jamshedpur.
Bahadur, a contract labourer, and Mukhi, an employee of Tata Steel, are said to be in critical condition.
"Three people were involved in the maintenance work when gas leaked from a pipe somewhere. One died and two others are admitted in hospital," Vice President of Tata Workers Unions Shailesh Singh told IANS on phone.
No official statement has been released by the firm yet.