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Fire at Gail Petchem Site Kills One

11:30 AM MDT | September 20, 2010

Gail India (New Delhi) says that a fire at the company’s petrochemical facility at Pata, India on September 11 killed one employee and injured two others. The fire occurred in the crude hexane reboiler of the Pata site’s high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plant, and the blaze was brought under control within one hour, the company says. The fire occurred when the crude hexane reboiler unit was being readied for shutdown to carry out routine maintenance. Gail says it is investigating the cause of the fire. The HDPE plant has been shut down temporarily, and other...

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