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EHS and Safety Non-Compliance is Costing Companies Dearly

March 5, 2021 | by C-Quel Legal Research Team


Interim environmental damage compensation goes up to Crores

1. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has asked a Hyderabad-based cigarette making company to pay Rs 5 crore as ‘Interim Environmental Compensation’ for plastic packaging of cigarettes. Under the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 and the guidelines issued by the National Green Tribunal, the usage of plastic in any form is prohibited as per the rules for packaging of any form of tobacco, including cigarettes.

2. The Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) has issued closure notice to United Phosphorus Limited’s factory unit after a massive blast due to negligence in safety precautions. The high intensity fire had caused damage to nearby plants and contaminated wastewater accumulation due to firefighting. GPCB has also fined the company with Rs 1 crore as interim environmental damage compensation.

Negligence in factory safety resulted in accident involving industrial robot

1. The supervisor and some staff of an automobile component company have been booked for an offence causing death due to negligence in maintaining factory safety and mandates.

2. The deceased was working at a robotic assembly line where a robotic unit fell on him, sustaining critical injuries on head and neck. This has been reported that the deceased was not wearing a helmet or any other safety equipment when the accident occurred.