In a response letter to the National Stock Exchange of India Ltd, compliance officer for Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, Ashok I Bhuta, confirmed that a fire broke out at the company’s Ahmednagar factory on December 28, 2016 during excavation work.
The fire injured four employees, all of whom were immediately transported to a nearby hospital. According to the letter, two of the injured workmen “succumbed to burn injuries.”
The other two are said to be responding well to treatment.
“We are currently investigating the matter with the help of local law enforcement,” the response letter added – the summation of which was reiterated in the company's emailed statement on the incident.
According to the company, there has been no loss of production at the factory as a result of the incident.