Doctrine of absolute liability: Vizag gas leak angle

Author: Preethi Sivaraman from Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad.

Adisastrous, ill-fated, inadvertent leakage of styrene gas at 3 am on 7th of May, killed 11, critically injuring 25, with over 200 being hospitalized and more than 1000 falling ill. A chemical gas leak at a plastic plant ‘LG Polymers’ in Vishakhapatnam’s RR Venkatapuram village…

Vizag gas leak case: Legal angle

Authors: Soumiki Ghosh from Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad and Neharica Sahay from Symbiosis Law School, Pune.

Thursday, 7th May was a disastrous day for industrial workers as a leak of the toxic Styrene gas killed 11 people and affected over 1,000 more. The gas leaked from a storage facility of a chemical plant belonging to LG Polymers, in the early hours of the day. The plant…