M&M production plant in Nashik catches Fire

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The Satpur production plant of M&M caught fire on Wednesday morning. The plant produces vehicles like Scorpio, Bolero, Verito and Xylo. The 25 fire tenders from Nashik Municipal Corporation and M&M’s fire fighting brought the fire under control and no casualties have been reported.

May 10, 2012: India’s largest SUV maker, Mahindra and Mahindra witnessed a major fire broke out on Wednesday morning at its Nashik plant in Satpur. According to the sources, the fire flames broke out in the Scorpio unit of the facility.

With the help of 25 fire fighters of Nashik Municipal Corporation and Mahindra & Mahindra’s own fire fighting unit, the burst of flames was brought under control. Fortunately, no injuries or any kind of casualties occurred in the incident.

Speaking to media, the M&M’s spokesperson said that the fire was contained only to the logistic area of the Scorpio unit and within the vicinity of the Satpur facility. The most important thing is that there have been no injuries to any of the personnel of company, the spokesperson added. To be on the safer side, the company has suspended the operations of only the first shift of the day in the plant.

The company manufactures nearly 300 to 350 units of vehicle in a day at its Nashik plant. The facility produces vehicles such as Scorpio, Bolero, Verito and Xylo. As the company has suspended the first shift of the day, it is endeavouring hard to somehow begin the production in the second shift of the day which normally starts by 3 in the afternoon.

Mahindra and Mahindra claims that it strictly follows safety protocols and adheres to all the safety norms as well as methods recommended by the Government Authorities to avoid such break opening of fire. Despite this, the company’s facility was on fire on Wednesday morning. Currently, M&M is examining the cause behind the fire and the extent of damages incurred by the fire at the plant premises.

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