Report on gas leakage at Sainor Life Sciences, JN Pharma City, Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, 05/07/2020

  • 05/07/2020

Status report by the District Collector Vishakapatnam district on leakage of hydrogen sulphide (H2S) vapors at M/s. Sainor Life Sciences Private Limited, JN Pharma City, Thanam village, Parawada mandal on June 29, 2020. Two persons died due to inhalation of H2S gas, which was released while transferring 'mother liquor of stage-III of Benzimidazole into SSR-107'.

The incident occurred as the hose pipe was directly inserted through the nozzle, without fixing it properly with the nipple arrangement for air tightening. The report mentioned that the standard operating procedures with safety integration was not developed for the storage and transfer of mother liquor and that the workers were not imparted effective training about the potential hazards which could arise during the course of work.