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Blast at Pharma city – one injured

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

One person received burns following a blast at a unit located at the Jawaharlal Nehru Pharma City, Parawada today.

The incident took place when solvents came in contact with water and generated vapours while cleaning floor at about 9am. ‘Generation of static electricity might have triggered the blast at Corey Organics Private Limited, said Deputy Chief Inspector of Factories after inspecting the site.

T.Satyanarayana (35) Operator who sustained 40% burns was rushed to a corporate hospital. His condition is said to be stable. JNPC CEO Lal Krishna said that on receipt of information, a fire brigade had been deployed to extinguish the fire.

CPI(M) district secretary K.Loknadham blamed the authorities for frequent accidents at the JNPC and demanded a third party audit and risk analysis to prevent recurrence of the blasts. He said that despite frequent accidents, the AP Pollution Control Board and other statutory agencies were not taking any serious action to improve the safety conditions.