Supply Chain Council of European Union | Scceu.org
Operations

Two killed as boiler in jeans factory explodes

Two workers of a jeans dyeing and washing unit lost their lives when a boiler in the factory exploded on Friday night. The deceased have been identified as B.C. Kanthi, 40, from Bengaluru and Ramesh, 32, from Bihar.

The accident occurred at Phoenix Washtech Garments in Doddabidarakallu.

“The factory had no work orders for the past few weeks and was not operative. They opened the factory on Friday afternoon after they got a new order. Kanthi restarted the boiler. Ramesh was in the next room. All of a sudden, the boiler exploded,” said a senior police official who added that the duo died on the spot.

T.R. Ramesh, Additional Director, Department of Factories, Boilere, Industrial Safety and Health, who inspected the factory, said the explosion was caused by a build-up of pressure as the boiler had not been switched on for several days. “The factory did not have permission for the washing unit, and the boiler was not registered,” he said, adding that a criminal case has been registered against the owner of the factory.

Sources said the owner had sublet the premises to a person who was running the factory.

You have reached your limit for free articles this month.

Register to The Hindu for free and get unlimited access for 30 days.

Subscription Benefits Include

Today’s Paper

Find mobile-friendly version of articles from the day’s newspaper in one easy-to-read list.

Unlimited Access

Enjoy reading as many articles as you wish without any limitations.

Personalised recommendations

A select list of articles that match your interests and tastes.

Faster pages

Move smoothly between articles as our pages load instantly.

Dashboard

A one-stop-shop for seeing the latest updates, and managing your preferences.

Briefing

We brief you on the latest and most important developments, three times a day.

*Our Digital Subscription plans do not currently include the e-paper ,crossword, iPhone, iPad mobile applications and print. Our plans enhance your reading experience.

Related posts

Lucas Cruz Joins the Norco Factory Racing Team

scceu

Nestle expands with $50 million investment to Eau Claire factory

scceu

SPIED! The MOST UNIQUE Range Rover Factory Color EVER? Your Eyes WON’T Believe It!

scceu
`