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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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Manager injured in explosion at Bangladeshi gas plant after striking match 01 January 2018

According to the Dhaka Tribune, witnesses said an explosion occurred when the field manager of the RPGCL oil and gas plant in Gopalganj, Sylhet, struck a match to check a leaking petrol supply line on December 29. The manager received serious burn injuries in the blast and was taken to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College for treatment....

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Boiler blast at Indian sugar mill kills four, injures nine 21 December 2017

Four labourers died on the night of December 20 after a boiler exploded at Sasa Musa sugar mill in Bihar’s Gopalganj district. Nine injured in the same blast have been admitted to local hospitals, and most were in a critical condition. The reason behind the boiler blast is yet to be ascertained, and the police have arrested the owner of the sugar mill as part of their enquiries....

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Indian pharma plant blast and fire injures seven 19 December 2017

A major fire broke out in a pharmaceutical factory in the Mumbai suburb of Turbhe on December 18 after a blast in a reactor, leaving seven workers with burn injuries. Around 50 workers who were working in the plant were evacuated after the blasts. The fire soon engulfed the two buildings adjacent to Modepro India Pvt Ltd where the fire broke out....

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