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Mumbai: Three workers killed, 5 injured in boiler explosion in RCF plant

Police said as per one of the injured, the maintenance work was given to a private firm and the explosion occurred when the welding was going on.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Published: July 2, 2016 10:00 pm
Chembur blast, Chembur boiler blast, Mumbai blast, Mumbai boiler blast, Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilisers blast, RCF blast Chembur, Mumbai news, India news, latest news, news, national news, RCF blast Mumbai, Dilip Pawar, Govind Kumar, Mehmood Alam Noormohmad “Three people died and five were injured in a boiler explosion. The injured were shifted to a nearby hospital,” a senior official, who inspected the spot. (representative image; Express file)

Three workers were today killed and five others injured in a boiler blast at the Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilisers (RCF) plant in suburban Chembur.

“Three people died and five were injured in a boiler explosion. The injured were shifted to a nearby hospital,” a senior official, who inspected the spot, told PTI.

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The deceased were identified as Dilip Pawar, Govind Kumar and Mehmood Alam Noormohmad, he said.

Mumbai police spokesperson Ashoke Dhude said, “As per preliminary information, maintenance work was on when the incident took place.”

Police said as per one of the injured, the maintenance work was given to a private firm and the explosion occurred when the welding was going on.

Despite repeated attempts, RCF officials could not be reached for comments.

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    Sujith Panikkar
    Jul 3, 2016 at 2:05 am
    This is yet another safety management lapse. India needs a safety case regulation enforced, together with a full blown minister for public safety.
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