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Vizag Gas Leak: Rs 50 Lakh to be Paid as Compensation to Kin of 2 Deceased Sainor Life Sciences Workers

Workers of Sainor Life Sciences in Visakhapatnam hospitalised after a gas leak.

Workers of Sainor Life Sciences in Visakhapatnam hospitalised after a gas leak.

Of the total, the factory management will contribute Rs 35 lakh and the balance will be given from the Chief Ministers Relief Fund, Visakhapatnam district Collector V Vinay Chand.

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  • Last Updated: July 3, 2020, 10:07 PM IST
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A sum of Rs 50 lakh each will be paid as compensation to the kin of the two workers who died in the gas leak incident in the Sainor Life Sciences unit at the Pharma City near Visakhapatnam on June 30.

Of the total, the factory management will contribute Rs 35 lakh and the balance will be given from the Chief

Ministers Relief Fund, Visakhapatnam district Collector V Vinay Chand told PTI.

The Sainor management also promised a job to the eligible kin of each of the two deceased, he said.

He said the committee appointed to probe the mishap was expected to submit its report on Saturday.

The shift in-charge and the chemist were killed when hydrogen sulphide gas leaked while it was being pumped into the reactor in the drug manufacturing unit, official sources said.

Four other workers, who inhaled the gas, fell ill and were admitted to hospital in Gajuwaka and undergoing treatment.

Official sources said human error in pumping the gas into the reactor led to the mishap.

"It was hydrogen sulphide gas that leaked and not benzene as suspected. The reactors nozzle was loose while the gas was being pumped in.

The shift in-charge and the chemist, who inhaled the dense gas closer to the reactor, had succumbed," the sources said.

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