Two workers of a crackers unit at Andiyapuram near Sivakasi, sustained burn injuries in an accidental fire while disposing off waste materials at the unit on Monday evening.

The injured were identified as S. Raju (23) of Ramasamyapuram and P. Subramani (55) of Meenampatti. The condition of Raju is said to be critical with over 90 per cent burns. Both of them have been admitted to the Government hospital in Sivakasi.

The incident occurred at 6 p.m. after all the employees had left for home. The foreman unit, G. Bose (46), was arrested by the Sivakasi East Police.