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Indian utility updates safety rules following fatal explosion 12 April 2018

On November 1, 2017, the explosion of a boiler and subsequent fire at the Unchahar power plant in Rae Bareli district of Uttar Pradesh killed 45 workers and injured many more. Following this incident, plant operator NTPC has introduced strict new regulations and training programmes to ensure a similar incident does not happen again....

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Seven people injured in India steel plant explosion 06 April 2018

A blast at the SS Steel plant situated near Chanalo village at Sirhind, Punjab, injured seven workers on April 5. Four labourers including one with 20% face burn injuries were admitted to hospital and the other three discharged after first aid....

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Lightning strike on Bangladeshi gas pipeline kills five 21 March 2018

Lightning hit a gas pipeline and sparked a house fire in Bangladesh's Sylhet district some 240 km northeast of capital Dhaka on March 18, killing five people including three children and two women. AKM Fazlul Haque Shibli, officer-in-charge of Sylhet's Golapganj Police Station, told journalists that the victims, who were asleep inside the single-store tin-shed house, were burnt to death....

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Inquiry shows India chemical factory blast followed series of violations by operating company 14 March 2018

An inquiry by the Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health (DISH) into the chemical factory blast in Tarapur’s Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) has pointed to a series of violations by Novaphene Specialties Pvt Ltd that led to an uncontrolled fire which killed four and injured 14 factory workers. ...

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India pharma plant fire injures seven 26 February 2018

A major fire at a pharmaceuticals manufacturing plant seriously injured seven staff members on February 23 in Jeedimetla, a suburb of Hyderabad in the Indian state of Telangana. Fire and rescue personnel led 20 other staff to safety and extinguished the flames in 90 minutes at the Seutic Pharmaceuticals plant. ...

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Four killed and 11 injured in Indian food factory blast 23 February 2018

Police have arrested one of the directors of Himalaya Fresh Protein in Ghanaur, Punjab, where four workers were killed and 11 injured on February 21 in a huge gas cylinder explosion which led to a leak from an ammonia tank on the factory site. Local residents were evacuated from around the plant, some claiming to be suffering breathing difficulties....

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Gas blast at Indian hotel kills at least 18 19 February 2018

A gas cylinder exploded on February 16 at a hotel in the city of Beawar, in the western state of Rajasthan, reducing the venue to ruins and sparking a huge fire. At least 18 bodies have been found in the rubble, many of whom were attending a wedding party in the hotel. A local official said five were seriously injured with severe burns, and were being treated in hospital....

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Explosion at Indian shipyard kills five workers 15 February 2018

Five workers were reportedly killed and twelve others seriously injured following an explosion at the Cochin Shipyard in Kerala. According to Indian news sources, the explosion happened on the morning of February 13 as a ship being repaired there caught fire....

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Four killed, nine injured in blast at Indian agrochemicals plant 23 January 2018

PTI reported that at least four workers were killed and nine others injured on January 21 in a blast at the GSP Crop Science chemical plant in Nandesari, an industrial suburb of Vadodara in Gujarat. The blast led to a huge fire at the premises, according to local police.  Two of the injured were reported to be in a serious condition....

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India metal plant blast claims four lives 08 January 2018

A boiler explosion at a metal plant in Surampalli near Vijayawada in the southeast Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has killed four workers, with five more listed as critical with between 70% and 15% burns. Local police said the blast, at GS Alloys and Castings, was due to steam pressure build up in one of the plant’s boilers....

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