Two workers burned to death in furnace

March 12th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS  

London, March 12 (IANS) Two Austrian metalworkers died a tragic death when a colleague switched on a massive oven without realising that they were cleaning it inside.

According to detectives investigating the horrific deaths, the pair had tried to rip the insulation off the oven’s wall and clawed at the door in a desperate bid to get free, the Daily Mail reported.

The incident occurred when the oven’s automatic door at the factory closed. The giant oven, which reaches a temperature of 800 degrees centigrade, was then switched on.

Detectives say the two men, who had been sent inside to clean the oven, had finished the job and left before returning a second time without informing colleagues.

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