Dombivli industrial unit blast: 5 killed, 140 people injured

CM Devendra Fadnavis, Industries Minister Subhash Desai and Minister of Public Works Eknath Shinde visited the spot.

Written by Arita Sarkar , SANKET JAIN | Mumbai | Updated: May 27, 2016 2:48 am
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A blast at a pharmaceutical unit in a residential-cum-industrial area in Dombivali East killed five persons and left nearly 140 people injured Thursday.

The impact of the blast at Probace Enterprises was such that windowpanes of all buildings within a 1.5 km radius were shattered, causing injuries to many.

Five bodies have been found so far. Rescue operations continued late into Thursday night.

“Among the injured, 59 have been discharged while the rest are still in hospital,” said Joint Commissioner of Police Ashutosh Dumbare. He added that the rescue work was conducted by National Disaster Response Force and fire brigade officials.

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A fire resulting from the blast was reported at 11.30 am and around 10 fire tenders and as many water tankers reached the spot in 10 minutes. “At least four small-scale industries suffered direct impact and three other buildings collapsed. It took around two hours to bring the fire under control,” said Dilip Gund, Chief Fire Officer of Kalyan-Dombivali Fire Brigade.

CM Devendra Fadnavis, Industries Minister Subhash Desai and Minister of Public Works Eknath Shinde visited the spot.

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  1. T
    May 26, 2016 at 2:06 pm
    Close down all pharma industries and abolish allopathy. Implement AYURVEDA throughout India. HEALTH FOR ALL is possible only through AYURVEDA.
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      walame nagesh
      Jun 15, 2016 at 8:32 am
      This is ridiculous reaction. We need to understand Industrial safety management is no different from personal health management. Normally you conduct preventive pathological checks of your body at regular interval and if you detect some abnormality do further investigation / may start medication and so on. This is based on scientific input which have high accuracy The industrial safety management done at international level too is based on analysis of HAZARDS- HAZARD ESSMENT, Preventive protection provisions analysis and mitigative measures to avoid et damage, injury or loss of life and environment damage. There are national and international standards for all this and industrial safety management is a well developed science and engineering tool. This too has similarity with the % of potion following pathological preventive checking, taking break down medication after meeting some disease. Only difference is that industrial accidents are devastating, affecting people who are not even remotely related to the industrial activity. Hence there is need of awareness not only in the industrial people but also in the general public about the industrial safety practices that can be followed so that pressure groups can be created to bring in changes in (1) industrial (factory) safety rules which is possible only if the lawmakers are made aware about this (2) change in the mind set of industrial owners/ managerial personnel and the administrators like factory inspectorate etc. We heard our CM talking about relocating the MIDC. However, every one working in MIDC would always be interested to reduce the day to day commuting distance and will move towards the new MIDC location. What is important is to make rules to ensure that the hazards should be limited to respective factory only so that even the neighbouring factory is not affected by the hazardous incidence. This is possible scientifically and developed world is using this in their day to day industrial activity. These are good things and we should make efforts to adopt them