Published On: Sat, Aug 20th, 2016

Rajasthan Home Minister Honours Zinc Smelter Debari Rescue Team on Independence Day

hzlUdaipur: Zinc Smelter Debari Rescue team has been felicitated by Home Minister – Shri Gulab Chand Kataria and District Collector – Mr. Rohit Gupta on the eve of Independence Day i.e., 15th August, 2016 at Gandhi Ground, Udaipur.

Home Minister appreciated the efforts of Rescue Team led by Mr. Mahesh Todkar – Unit Head, ZSD in arresting ammonia leakage at Ice Factory, Sunderwas Udaipur on 28th April, 2016 that had the potential to become a major disaster.

Team Members felicitated during the event were Mr. D.C. Yadav – SBU Head, Cell house, Mr. Balchand Patidar – Head Safety and Capt. Kuldeep Kumar – Head Security.

A major disaster was reported when ammonia gas leaked out of an ice factory at Sunderwas, Udaipur, a thickly populated area, which also has a petrol filling station nearby. Immediately Hindustan Zinc rescue safety team was alerted and it reached the site along-with Head-Safety, Head-Security and officials from process and administration with all rescue appliances, fire tender etc.. While on travel the matter was understood from the District Collector, Factory Inspector and Factory owner and the probable threats were assessed.

The leaking valves were shut-off immediately and isolated from the system to arrest and stop the gas leakage. Hindustan Zinc had also arranged for emergency back-up team from the Rajpura Dariba Complex (RDC) who also joined the Debari rescue team.

The local administration, including the District Collector, Factory Inspector and other officials thanked Hindustan Zinc for this operation which had potential to become a major disaster.

As a responsible corporate Hindustan Zinc stood by its commitment to help the society.

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