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Another toxic gas leak : the precarious occupational safety and working conditions in industrial units 

The toxic gas leak at the Atchuthapuram Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) on June 3, 2022, once again shows the pathetic industrial safety culture in and around Visakhapatnam and Anakapalli districts. Friday’s leak resulted in about 200 women employees at the Brandix Apparel plant rushing out in panic after being exposed to noxious fumes.Medical and health […]


Tamil Nadu firecracker factory blast: 19 workers dead, 36 injured

A firecracker factory blast in in Achankulam, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu took the life of 19 workers from financially backward and Dalit communities. While the administration has claimed to have initiated investigation, fact remains that such incidents of workplace deaths of marginal workers are frequent, largely unattended and quickly forgotten in the Virudhunagar-Sivakasi-Sattur region and elsewhere. A […]


The Aadamkhors

At around 5 AM on 8th December, 2019, a massive fire broke out in a luggage factory in the Anaj Mandi neighborhood of Delhi.  Over one hundred workers were sleeping on the upper floors of the factory when the fire broke out, and found themselves trapped inside. The factory had been operating illegally without fire escapes, and the […]


It is normal for a hundred workers to burn in the New India.

Last Sunday, on 8 December, at least 43 workers died in a massive fire that broke out in a factory operating in a residential area at Anaj Mandi in Delhi. Deadly fires and other accidents at workplaces, resulting in injuries and even death of workers, are a regular occurrence in this country. The safety laws […]