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Man Suffers 80 Percent Burns After Explosion In Ba

Avinesh Gosai, 27, suffered 80 per cent burns, and doctors have told family members that he has very little chances of pulling through.
24 Dec 2019 12:06
Man Suffers 80 Percent Burns After Explosion In Ba
Avinesh Gosai with wife Nikita.

A man is in critical condi­tion at the Lautoka Hospi­tal after suffering massive burns from an explosion at his workplace in Ba last Saturday.

Two others suffered serious inju­ries.

Avinesh Gosai, 27, suffered 80 per cent burns, and doctors have told family members that he has very little chances of pulling through.

The other two, identified as Fa­reed and Ronald, are said to be in a stable condition.

The three are employed by Dayals Steel Pte Limited, a subsidiary of MR Dayal and Sons. Company di­rector Jai Dayal said the explosion happened because of negligence.

He said the workers were in­structed to clear the fuel tank be­fore welding.

However, he said the welder start­ed working on the leaking fuel tank while Avinesh and Fareed were still clearing out the fuel at the Dayal’s Steel site.

He said it was an unfortunate in­cident as the explosion caused the fuel and fire to spill on Avinesh.

“This could have been avoided if the instructions were followed. We maintain high standards of safe­ty,” Mr Dayal said.

Avinesh’s family members were at the Lautoka Hospital from the morning. His father-in-law Umesh Kumar said they could see that Avinesh was in critical condition.

“The doctor told us that no mat­ter what we do now, chances of survival are very slim. I feel for my daughter and one-year-old grandson,” he said.

“The couple were married last year.”

Avinesh’s wife, Nikita said she hoped her husband would survive.

The matter was reported to the Police and investigations contin­ue.

Edited by Ivamere Nataro

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