Furnace blast : 5 workers receive burn injuries

Five industrial workers received severe burn injuries, when a furnace at an industrial unit exploded at the Boisar MIDC complex, the district police said.

Updated: Jul 13, 2011, 12:01 PM IST

Thane: Five industrial workers received severe burn injuries, when a furnace at an industrial unit
exploded at the Boisar MIDC complex, the district police said.

The incident took place on Tuesday morning at the Spiderman company at Boisar of Tarapur Industrial estate.

Police said that the injured were workers were unloading the scrap metal in the furnace, when it exploded with and the hot contents splashed over them, leaving them badly injured.

The injured shifted to a local hospital. They include Suraj Ramnivas Dube, Shravan Kumar, Brijlal, Dharmendra and Suresh.

Supervisor of the plant Haresh Singh Vijay Singh, has ben booked by the Boisar police, for not providing the workers on duty, the safety equipment. He has been booked under sections 337 and 338 of the IPC.

Boisar industrial area is "infamous" for explosions at industrial units due to negligence.

PTI