IndianOil shuts various units of its Haldia Refinery due to a fire incident

According to an official statement, a total of 44 persons suffered burn injuries and 3 persons succumbed due to a fire incident at Haldia Refinery of IndianOil

IndianOil shuts various units of its Haldia Refinery due to a fire incident

Haldia Refinery, West Bengal: Haldia Refinery is undertaking shutdown and maintenance of various major units. In the MSQ unit, during shutdown-related works, at around 2 PM, today an incident occurred. The primary cause seems to be a flash fire leading to burn injuries to 44 persons and 3 persons have unfortunately succumbed to their injuries. The fire has been immediately extinguished and the situation is under control.

After preliminary first aid to the injured at First Aid Centre, they have been shifted to Haldia Refinery Hospital for treatment. District Administration’s support has been solicited to ensure immediate evacuation of the injured.

A green corridor has been operationalized with the support of the District Administration for shifting the injured and critical cases to institutes of higher medical management. Authorities are inquiring into the cause of the incident.