One worker was killed and two others sustained serious burn injuries following a major fire at the Indian Oil Corp’s Panipatrefinery in Haryana, police said on Sunday. The fire started on Saturday night. Fire tenders were rushed to control the flames in the refinery belonging to the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. The22-year-old victim, Mohan Lal, who hailed from Sonipat district and was engaged by a contractor of the refinery, was trapped in the vacuum distillation unit. The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital, officials said.
Sources said the incident took place when unit was being tested on Saturday night after an earlier shutdown. Gas began to leaked during the testing, leading to a fire. Mohan Lal and another worker, Deepak, received serious burn injuries as they were trapped in the unit. Their supervisor, M S Kherkar, was also injured in the incident.