Industrial accidents claimed 85 lives in 2008-09

Industrial accidents claimed 85 lives in 2008-09

Although the annual fatality rate has come down from 96, just a couple of years back, the number of industrial accidents has not abated. The list of injured has steadily risen.
Records with the Industries and Boiler Department suggest that in the previous financial year, at least 1,400 workers suffered minor and major injuries.

In light of these incidents, the Bommasandra Industrial Association in collaboration with the Rotary Bangalore Health District held a day-long training workshop for workers at Bommasandra on Tuesday. The objective was to educate workers about not being lax while working and bringing in use of all the safety measures to avoid mishaps.

Special trainers like Devananda from Biocon and the president of Bommasandra Industrial Association, Dayananda, told the audience about the safety precautions to be taken to avoid untoward incidents at the work place.

Devananda advised people to remove electricity connection while opening any machine for maintenance. He also suggested the use of safety kits to prevent accidents. He said fire incidents can be avoided if workers follow simple safety measures like ensuring that a burning cigarette butt is doused. and contractor tools and equipment are in good condition.

Later, the president elect of the Rotary Bangalore Health City, Siddharth Agarwal said the initiative was taken to avoid accidents in Bommasandra. He said recently a major tragedy had occurred in an industry in Bommasandra which made the industrialists and the Rotary Club to hold the seminar.

Senior Executive Director of the Department of Industries and Boilers Nanjappa attended the seminar and hailed the efforts made by the Bommasandra Industrial Association to spread awareness among the workers regarding the safety at work place.

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