Tarapur gas leak case: 3 officials booked

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 11:52

Thane, Maharashtra: Police have booked three
officials of a chemical firm in connection with leakage of
poisonous gas at the company`s plant in Tarapur Industrial
Estate in Thane district, which resulted in the death of four
workers.

Thane district police said they have booked chief
manager, production manager and plant supervisor of Sequential
Scientific Limited for culpable homicide not amounting to
murder and negligent conduct with respect to poisonous
substance as well as machinery.

Four workers were killed, while three others were
admitted to a hospital in a critical state following the
leakage of hydrogen sulphide gas at the plant belonging to the
company at around 7.30 PM yesterday

The workers who were killed in the incident were
identified as Naresh Varma, Dinesh Singh, Shivkant Tiwari and
Prajapati, who was a supervisor at the plant. Three others,
admitted to a local hospital, are now out of danger, police
said.

Officials of the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board
(MPCB) and the Department of Industrial Safety and Health
(DISH) are also conducting independent enquiries into the
incident.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 10:19

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