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Recip Air Compressor Blast in Dombivli factory near Mumbai, workers injured

By Harveer Chawla : 20 November 2017

Reciprocating Air Compressor Blast in Dombivli Factory near Mumbai

Another Piston Air Compressor Blast. Two workers of Alu Fin company in Dombivli MIDC have suffered serious injuries after a blast in an air compressor in the factory at 10.30 am on Monday. Sources said the blast was triggered by air pressure generated in the compressor. “It is suspected that the blast took place because of excessive air pressure in the compressor.

 

One of the labourers, Rajendra Javle aged 59, has suffered severe injuries and has been admitted to a private hospital in Dombivli.

 

The blast was so powerful that the air compressor parts flew out and landed on the nearby road, two bikers passing by had a narrow escape as the scraps of metal just missed hitting them.

 

“Around 10.15 am, we got a call from the company and our officials rushed to the spot,” said a fire officer from Dombivli fire brigade.

 

"We are speaking to other workers to determine what happened,” said Mr. Kabdule, senior police inspector of Manpada police station, Dombivli. “We are also checking whether the company was observing all norms.”

 

The incident has once again raised concerns about whether factories follow safety norms.


Source : Hindustan Times