Inquiries made into the cause of Monday’s fire and explosion at Colours Udyog, a chemical manufacturing factory in the Panchkula Industrial Area, reveal absence of adequate firefighting equipment at the factory. Labour laws were also being flagrantly flouted at the factory. These issues were raised in the report the SDM submitted before senior officials of the administration.
According to the SDM’s report, the fire brigade found there was no firefighting equipment at the factory. The Fire Brigade has served a notice on factory owners in this regard.
The Department of Labour, Panchkula has also issued a chalaan against the factory owners.
A labourer sustained serious burns in the explosion at the factory. He is undergoing treatment at PGI where his condition is said to be critical.
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