Business Standard

Fire in IOC refinery in Panipat kills one

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

One worker was killed and two others sustained serious burn injuries following a major fire at the Indian Oil Corp's refinery in Haryana, police said on Sunday.

The fire started on Saturday night. Fire tenders were rushed to control the flames in the refinery belonging to the Ltd (IOCL).

The 22-year-old victim, Mohan Lal, who hailed from district and was engaged by a of the refinery, was trapped in the vacuum distillation unit.

The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital, officials said.

Sources said the incident took place when unit was being tested on Saturday night after an earlier shutdown.

Gas began to leaked during the testing, leading to a fire. and another worker, Deepak, received serious burn injuries as they were trapped in the unit. Their supervisor, M.S. Kherkar, was also injured in the incident.

An internal probe has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the fire.

This is not the first incident at the refinery in the recent past. Two people died on January 22, 2018, following a fire at the of the refinery.

The refinery is IOCL's technically most advanced public sector unit. It is spread in an area of around 4,222 acres and consists of a refinery and petrochemical complex.

It caters to the demand of in Haryana, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Uttarakhand, and parts of Rajasthan, and



(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 14:02 IST