Injured firecracker unit workers in stable condition, HRM Dean says


Six workers who were injured in the recent firecracker explosion near Karumathur in Madurai district on November 10 are in stable condition. Of the six, V. Karupayee, 40, was discharged from Rajaji Government Hospital where her colleagues are also being treated.

“The day of the explosion was my first day on the unit. The loud, deafening sound of the explosion still sends shivers down my spine. I had gone to work there against my family’s wishes, but now I don’t think I would ever set foot in a firecracker unit,” she said.

Relatives of the other injured strongly endorsed his decision.

A. Karuppasamy and A. Jayapandian, who had worked for the unit for a year and 10 respectively, were having lunch about 50 meters from the site of the explosion.

The exploding bricks hit Karuppasamy in the head while the latter fractured his leg when the shattered bricks landed on him. “It happened so fast and before we could process anything we were running for our lives,” they said.

Workers noted that the unit met all safety standards and that the work environment was very warm. “What led to the explosion is a big mystery, but what we do know is that even if one makes a mistake in the process, it will prove deadly for the whole team,” said P. Annalakshmi, 32, a worker who injured her spinal cord. in the crash.

When contacted, HRM Dean A. Rathinavel said the injured are in stable condition. “They were all injured by the materials that hit them after the blast and none suffered any burns. another two months to get back to normal,” he said.


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