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Major fire breaks at a chemical factory in Ujjain, India

10.09.15 Major Chemical Fire in India

A major fire broke out at a chemical factory here on Thursday evening causing loss of assets worth lakhs of rupees. Fire fighters of CISF from Indore and Dewas have to pressed with foam extinguishers to control the flames.
According to sources, the incident occurred at saurabh Industries and Chemicals situated at Maxi Road Industrial area. The unit is engaged in chemicals manufacturing and the fire occurred in Isoamil Alcohol.
ADM Avdesh Sharma who rushed to the spot said fire has been controlled from spreading to nearby units and there was no loss of life or injury to anyone. Over 30 water lorries were pressed but the operation was on till midnight.
Courtesy of timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Explosion at a chemical factory kills at least one in eastern China

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A chemical factory exploded in eastern China, killing one person, a state-run local news website reported Tuesday, nearly three weeks after massive chemical warehouse explosions in the country exposed lax enforcement of safety regulations.
The Dongying News website – run by the Dongying city government – said the factory in Lijin county in Shandong province exploded at 11:22 p.m. Monday and the fire was brought under control about five hours later.
Dongying News said that six executives of the company that runs the factory, Shandong Binyuan Chemical Co. Ltd., have been detained and that the explosion is under investigation.
The company, located in the Lijin Binhai Economic and Technological Development Zone, says on its website that it has the capacity to produce 20,000 tons of adhesive materials annually. No one was available to comment at the company.
Calls to the Lijin county propaganda department were hung up. People answering calls to the police and fire offices said they had no information.
The area is 300 kilometres away from Tianjin, where blasts on Aug. 12 at warehouses storing hazardous chemicals killed at least 158 people, most of whom were firefighters. The warehouses were closer to homes than is allowed under safety regulations, and they were storing too much hazardous material – including 700 tons of sodium cyanide.
Authorities are investigating wrongdoing in permit approvals and regulation of the warehouse company, Ruihai International Logistics, and have detained 12 company employees and executives and 11 government officials.
Courtesy of ctvnews.ca

Fire brakes out at a chemical factory at Pokharpur in Kanpur, India

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A fire broke out today at a chemical factory’s godown at Pokharpur in Kanpur, officials said. 
However, no causalities were reported in the incident. 
The flames engulfed S R Chagada Chemical Factory in the wee hours, Fire Department official V P Singh told reporters here. 
“Twelve fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the flames. The flames were too high as it took more than 2 hours to bring the situation under control,” he said, adding that a major tragedy was averted as no one was present in the godown. 
He said that the godown was constructed illegally in a posh locality and the incident has triggered panic among the residents. 
Police have started investigation to ascertain the cause behind the fire.
Courtesy of business-standard.com

Chemical Plant Blast Prompts Evacuation Alert in Germany

Germany Fire In Ritterhude Near Bremen

More than 14,000 people have been warned to stay indoors and prepare to evacuate their homes in northern Germany after an explosion and fire at a chemical factory

Local media reported around 300 firefighters were at the scene at Ritterhude near Bremen. 

One man has been seriously injured and suffered third degree burns in the blast at the Bergolin plant.

The injured man was found in the rubble of the factory and several residents were slightly injured, police said.

A number of people living close to the scene have left their homes and are being looked after at local schools.

The explosion, which occurred at around 9pm, could be heard from miles away and sparked a huge fire.

Flames nearly 50 metres high were reported and the windows of nearby homes were damaged in the explosion.

Marcus Neumann, a spokesman for the Verden-Osterholz police, said the injured man is thought to be a plant employee whose car was found nearby.

He said the employee had responded to an alarm on his beeper and drove to the plant to investigate.

Investigators have been unable to access the site because of the heat from the blaze.

The plant is owned by Organo Fluid GmbH, which specialises in recovering solvents from mixtures.

“We had always looked upon this facility with worry,” Ritterhude mayor Susanne Geils told DPA.

“We’ve always said that this company is out of place here.”