Boiler of plywood factory in Balrampur exploded, one killed, two workers scorched

A scorched laborer of a plywood factory located in Madhwanagar Semrahna in the local police station area killed a scorched worker. Another severely scorched laborer has been referred to the Joint District Hospital. The incident took place at around 9.15 am Tuesday. The police is investigating the matter. Rajesh Kumar, son of former MLA Bindulal, has set up a plywood factory in Madhwanagar Semrahna village on Jaitapur-Ganeshpur road. It is said that this factory Rajesh has hired Arif Annu, Safiq and Kalim, residents of Tambore, Sitapur, at the rate of 80 thousand rupees per month.

The factory employs about 50 workers, most of whom are residents of Sitapur. According to the information received, on Tuesday morning the contractor engaged the workers to collect the ply. Gangaram (45), son of Murali and Harun, 50, son of Waris Boiler, were engaged in heating the village Surewala police station Tambore district Sitapur. The boiler suddenly exploded when overheated. Smoke spread around the factory.

Most of the laborers quit work and fled. Workers who arrived after removing the smoke saw that Gangaram and Harun were badly burnt. Both were taken to Pachpadwa CHC. The doctor declared Gangaram dead. Seeing Harun’s condition critical, he was referred to the Joint District Hospital. Superintendent of Police Deoranjan Verma said that Inspector In-charge Rajkumar Saroj was sent on the spot. The plywood factory is named after Rajesh Putra Bindulal, a resident of Jarwa Road Police Station Tulsipur. Peace remains. The body has been sent for post-mortem.

Forest department told plywood factory illegal
The Forest Department believes that the license of the plywood factory has expired. While factory owner Rajesh Kumar has said that by 2024, the license fee will be deposited in the department. It is said that the plywood factory was earlier placed in second place. That area was ten kilometers from the forest. On the objection of the Forest Department, about six years ago, former MLA Bindulal got the factory set up at Madhwanagar Semrahna. Kotesh Tyagi, regional forest officer of the Bhanbhar range, says the license was not renewed, so the factory is illegal. Rajesh told that he has deposited the money of Renewal in the department till the year 2024. The department did not give notice of the closure of the factory.


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