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27 Jun 2023

KOMPAS TV (Indonesia),
CNN (Indonesia),

Indonesia: Another serious safety accident occurs in PT GNI, resulting in one death and several injuries

Another workplace incident took place at PT GNI, Safri: The Government Lacks the Courage to Hold Them Accountable, 26 June 2023

Kampas TV

Another work accident occurred at the PT Gunbuster Nickel Industri (GNI) smelter plant in Bunta Village, Petasia District, North Morowali Regency, Central Sulawesi… the accident occurred at smelter 1 grinding facility on Monday morning.

…one local worker reportedly died, two foreign workers from China were injured and several other local workers are now receiving treatment at a local hospital.

…Deputy Chairman of the North Morowali DPRD… deeply regretted the work accident... [he] even criticised PT GNI for never wanting to learn from mistakes and seemed to allow similar incidents to recur.

“This is what we really regret, work accident incidents at PT GNI continue to occur from time to time. They don't seem to want to learn from their mistakes and allow similar incidents to happen again, allowing human lives to be lost without any effort to stop it, this is ridiculous”…

[He] also highlighted the role of the government, which seemed not serious in dealing with the problems at PT GNI. [He] even accused the government of being hesitant to disturb PT GNI because the company came from China[BY1] and was included in the National Strategic Project (PSN).

PT GNI Smelter Factory Erupts in Flames, Resulting in Fatality of a Worker, 26 June 2023

CNN Indonesia

A number of workers at the PT Gunbuster Nickel Industri (GNI) smelter factory in Bunta Village, Petasia Subdistrict, North Morowali Regency, Central Sulawesi, suffered work accidents.

One worker was reported dead.

… Based on witness and victim information, the incident began when workers were installing filter screens (Grinding Division) of PT GNI smelter 1.

“Then suddenly there was a burst of fire from below which was thought to have come from a spark, due to welder activities near the sieve installation site”… The burst of fire and coal hit employees who were around the location.

“One person died, three people suffered burns and three people suffered minor injuries (outpatient), including foreign workers who were injured,"…