12 injured in Y’nagar factory fire caused by cylinder leak

YAMUNANAGAR: Twelve men sustained burn injuries after a factory caught fire due to gas leakage from an LPG cylinder in the industrial area here on Monday.

12 injured in Y’nagar factory fire caused by cylinder leak

A factory in Yamunanagar on fire on Monday. Tribune photo

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Shiv Kumar Sharma
Tribune News Service
Yamunanagar, September 16

Twelve men sustained burn injuries after a factory caught fire due to gas leakage from an LPG cylinder in the industrial area here on Monday. The injured persons — factory owner Rajnish and 11 workers — were taken to local private hospitals, from where nine of them were referred to the PGIMER, Chandigarh.

One the workers, Vikas, was discharged after getting the first-aid treatment.

Sumit Sahni, Assistant Director, Industrial Safety and Health of Labour Department, Yamunanagar, said the incident took place in Bimal Aluminum Private Limited around 11.45 am on Monday.

“Workers were replacing an empty LPG cylinder with a gas-filled one when it caught fire. The gas-filled cylinder was leaking. The cylinders are used to run a furnace in the factory and the weight of one cylinder is 450 kg,” Sahni said.

Soon, the fire spread in a section of the factory and 12 men sustained injuries.

Six fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the flames.

“It took an hour to put off the fire. There were three gas-filled LPG cylinders in the factory when the fire broke out,” said Pramod Duggal, fire officer.

Sahni said, “We are probing the reason behind the incident. Action will be taken against factory owners if they are found to be negligent.”

Deputy Commissioner Mukul Kumar and Superintendent of Police Kuldeep Singh, meanwhile, visited a private hospital in Jagadhri to enquire about the health of injured persons.

On the complaint by Vikas, a case was registered against the factory owners under Sections 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life) and 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life) of the IPC, and Explosive Substances Act.

“The matter is being probed,” said Kamaljit Singh, SHO, City police station, Yamunanagar.

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