Chemical plant blast in India kills four | March 19, 2018 Issue - Vol. 96 Issue 12 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 96 Issue 12 | p. 12 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 19, 2018

Chemical plant blast in India kills four

Department: Business
Keywords: Industrial safety, India, aarti, explosion

A series of explosions at an industrial park in Tarapur in the Indian state of Maharashtra killed four people and damaged five plants. Police arrested an owner and three employees of Novaphene Specialities, where the first blast occurred on March 10, the Times of India reports. On its website, Novaphene lists acid chlorides and Grignard reagents as its top product lines. Aarti Drugs said damages at its adjacent plant will force it to suspend production for up to two months.

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