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Another fire reported in Nandan Denim unit of Chiripal Group

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A massive fire was reported from a unit of Nandan Denim in the Narol area on Saturday early morning. Nandan Denim is part of the Chiripal Group. The fire was reported from the spinning unit of the factory. A short circuit in one of the machinery is believed to be the cause of the fire.

Ten fire tenders were rushed to the spot. Though the fire was controlled, one firefighter was injured in the incident. Incidentally, the same company had reported a fire some time ago in which seven workers had been killed.

 

The fire has once again raised questions about the quality of the fire safety system and the fire NOC being issued by the fire department.

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Reports said that the firefighter was injured after a slab fell on him as he entered the premises to douse the fire. He has been moved to the LG Hospital.

7 workers killed in an earlier fire at Nandan Denim

In February a massive fire on the first floor of Nandan Denim Exim, a unit of the Chiripal Group led to the death of seven workers. A complaint was also registered against the owner of the Chiripal Group as well as the fire security officer and six others.

The initial probe had revealed that the company did not have a fire safety system in place and it did not have any ventilators. 

The company was again in the news after a few workers died in the CETP plant of Vishal Fabrics, another unit of the Chiripal Group. Four workers who had entered the tank to clean the CETP were suffocated to death by noxious fumes.

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