Fire at Sun Pharma API factory kills two

By Melissa Fassbender

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On December 28, a fire broke out at Sun Pharma’s Ahmednagar factory. (Image: iStock/gdpozzi)
On December 28, a fire broke out at Sun Pharma’s Ahmednagar factory. (Image: iStock/gdpozzi)

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Late last week, a fire at Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited’s Ahmednagar factory, which manufactures APIs, sent four employees to the hospital.

In a response letter​ to the National Stock Exchange of India Ltd, compliance officer for Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, Ashok I Bhuta, confirmed that a fire broke out at the company’s Ahmednagar factory on December 28, 2016 during excavation work.

The fire injured four employees, all of whom were immediately transported to a nearby hospital. According to the letter, two of the injured workmen “succumbed to burn injuries​.”

The other two are said to be responding well to treatment.

We are currently investigating the matter with the help of local law enforcement​,” the response letter added – the summation of which was reiterated in the company's emailed statement on the incident.

According to the company, there has been no loss of production at the factory as a result of the incident.

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