One person was killed and another injured on Wednesday when a gas cylinder used in welding exploded at a workshop of Uttar Pradesh State Bridge Corporation here, police said.
Sanjay, 28, who was hired by contractor Ayyub for a welding job at the corporation's Aishbagh workshop on the Bhoosa Mandi road in the Bazaarkhala area in Lucknow, was blown to pieces in the explosion. Sanjay was a resident of Hargaon town in Sitapur district, about 110 kilometre from Lucknow.
While some workers alleged that the safety parameters were not followed at the workshop, police have launched a probe into the incident.
The fragments of the cylinder have been collected for analysis and the contractor would be questioned about the accident, Sarvesh Kumar, police circle officer-Bazarkhala, said.