GAIL: fatalities during routine pipeline check

GAIL of India informed that during routine maintenance on its Vizag-Secunderabad LPG pipeline at Suryapet (approx. 140 km from Hyderabad), an unfortunate incident occurred in which two people including one GAIL employee and one contract employee lost their lives and three others were injured.

The injured which include one GAIL employee and two contract persons have been rushed to Hyderabad for treatment, GAIL said in a statement. There is no loss to public property, it said.

The fatalities and injuries happened due to mechanical impact during normal pipeline pigging and cleaning operation. There was no fire or explosion in the incident.

The operations were being carried out by TDW India, which is a 100 percent subsidiary of TDW, USA.


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