The death toll in the blast that occurred at Uran Gas Turbine Power Station (GTPS), on Sunday, has increased to two after the death of a critically injured contract worker Vishnu Patil (43), who succumbed to his 85 percent burn injuries, during treatment at National Burns hospital in Airoli on Monday morning.
The first casualty was a junior engineer at GTPS identified as Vivek Dhumale (30), who was declared brought dead at National Burns hospital in Airoli, where he was rushed in a critical condition after being initially taken to Indira Gandhi hospital at JNPT.
Meanwhile, an engineer BN Singh had had a lucky escape as he sustained minor injuries during the blast. Since, he was walking in the opposite direction of the boiler where the booster pump blast occurred, informed Sunil Ingale, chief engineer at GTPS.
Ingale further informed, “The family members, relatives and local villagers of the deceased in the tragic incident at GTPS are demanding a compensation of Rs 50 lakh to the kin of the victims. We had a meeting with their delegation and have assured them maximum compensation as per the government policy for Mahagenco employees and contract workers in case of accidental death while on duty. However, Rs 50 lakhs compensation demand is actually not feasible for the government organisation, but GTPS administration sympathizes with the mourning kin of the deceased.”
On compassionate grounds, the wife of deceased junior engineer Vivek Dhumale will be given a suitable job in GTPS, the delegation has been assured. Also, the other deceased contract worker Vishnu Patil will also be provided monetary compensation as per the policy of Mahagenco.