Karnataka: Garment factory shuts down as workers fall sick after drinking contaminated water
17 August 2018: Over150 workers employed at the Wonder Blues garment factory, Mysuru Road, Bangalore had to be rushed to hospitals due to dysentery and vomiting after they drank contaminated water from the water tanks at the factory. Wonder Blues is a tier-2 supplier for global garment brands like GAP and H&M.
The State Surveillance Unit, Department of Health and Family Welfare has collected samples from the water purifier tank and canteen and ordered that the company remain shut till the cause of the infection is ascertained and the company ensures proper corrective action.
Maharashtra: Fire at Bharat Petroleum Plant in Mumbai leaves 41 workers injured
8 August 2018: Fire and blast in Hydrocarbon plant containing 72 ton hydrocarbon used for diesel generation in cracking vacuum gas oil and hydrocarbon unit on 8 August 2018 resulted in injuries to 41 workers and caused damage to nearby plants and adjacent housing blocks.
All plants had to be depressurised and shut down to prevent a chain blast. Mono Rail services had to be stopped and nearby housing colonies vacated due to the massive build-up of toxic gases in the area.
The hydrocracker unit was installed as part of the refinery’s upgradation to produce clean automotive fuels in 2012.