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Minor explosion at RIL petrochemicals plant's Patalganga unit

PTI
Published : Apr 11, 2017, 9:12 am IST
Updated : Apr 11, 2017, 9:27 am IST

A pipeline carrying chemicals inside the plant got choked up, leading to the gasket opening up and then causing the explosion.

Explosion at Reliance Industries' petrochemicals plant at Patalganga.(Photo:PTI/Representational)
 Explosion at Reliance Industries' petrochemicals plant at Patalganga.(Photo:PTI/Representational)

Mumbai: One employee suffered minor injuries in an explosion at Reliance Industries'
petrochemicals plant at Patalganga in the neighbouring Raigad district this morning, the police said.

A pipeline carrying chemicals inside the plant got choked up, leading to the gasket opening up and then causing the explosion, they said.

The opening up was discovered in time and necessary precautionary steps taken helping avert casualties, they added. The injured has been identified as Atul Ravindra Nachane (24), a worker at the facility.

When contacted, a RIL spokesperson confirmed the incident and said there was a minor injury to one of the workers who was taken to an in-house medical facility.

The operations at the plant have not been affected, the spokesperson said. The RIL scrip closed 1.74 per cent down at Rs 1,381.05 a piece on the BSE today, as against a 0.44 per cent correction in the benchmark.

Tags: reliance industries ltd (ril), explosion, petrochemicals plant, patalganga, raigad district
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)