The explosion occurred in the chlorination reactor of Nandolia Organic Chemicals Pvt Ltd around 7.30pm
MUMBAI: A worker was killed and four persons suffered serious burn injuries in an explosion at a reactor, followed by a fire in an organic factory in Tarapur chemical zone on Monday.
Nine workers on night shift escaped. The explosion occurred in the chlorination reactor of Nandolia Organic Chemicals Pvt Ltd around 7.30pm when production of chlorobenzene, an aromatic organic chemical, a flammable liquid, was on. The sound of the explosion was heard up to 10km away.
Sandeep Kushwaha (29) was found dead in the factory.
Eight died in January in a blast at a chemical factory in Tarapur.