In the wake of the latest fireplace accident at a cracker unit in Madurai district that left seven employees lifeless, the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Monday sought responses from the Central and the State governments on offering various jobs to these engaged in cracker models.
A Division Bench of Justices N. Kirubakaran and B. Pugalendhi noticed that many cracker manufacturing models within the State weren’t following security norms and this had resulted in critical accidents and deaths of employees. The court docket was listening to a public curiosity litigation petition filed by J. Vasudevan from Tirumangalam in Madurai district.
The petitioner sought a route to the State to make sure security and safety on the cracker models. Considering the plight of the employees, the court docket sought a standing report from the State authorities on yr and district-wise information on variety of cracker models within the State and the employees engaged there.
The court docket sought particulars on the variety of accidents and deaths that occurred because of fireplace accidents on the cracker models and motion taken on this regard. The court docket requested the Centre and the State whether or not there have been any plans to arrange industries within the southern districts, significantly within the areas the place there have been a great variety of cracker manufacturing models.
The governments needed to provide you with a plan in order that the employees had another choice for employment, because the business was going through a tough scenario and its fortunes have been declining, the court docket stated. It sought a response from the Central and the State governments and adjourned the listening to until December 4.