Dust catcher unit collapses after explosion in sugar factory
The dust catcher unit of Hemavati Cooperative Sugar Factory at Srinivasapura near Channarayapatna collapsed after a blast , leaving the farmers, who expected the crushing of sugarcane to begin later this month, worried.
The dust catcher attached to the boiler exploded and fell off, making the employees at the unit run for safety. However, none was injured. Fire tenders rushed to the spot and extinguished the blaze. The installation of the dust catcher was completed only on Saturday.
The factory is managed by a private company – Chamundeshwari Sugars. It had taken up renovation of the factory and had scheduled crushing activity from March 29. The company had hired a Delhi-based company to company to install the dust catcher.