An explosion Monday in an induction furnace rocked a steel factory in southern Ghana, local media report.
The only injury reported was a worker with a broken ankle.
At about 6:20 p.m., United Steel Company in Tema reported an explosion inside an induction furnace being heated as routine maintenance after being shut down by the government on August 13 for environmental reasons.
Reports of damage to neighboring property are false, a company spokesperson reports.
The furnace is heated periodically as standard procedure and was empty when the blast occurred.
No smelting is being done until work is completed on a pollution system not expected to be operational until July 2021.