An industrial accident may be defined as "an occurrence. Which interrupts or interferes with the orderly progress or work in an industrial establishment."
According to the Factories Act 1948" an accident is an occurrence in an industrial establishment causing bodily injury to a person who makes him unfit to resume his duties in the next 48 hours " Thus an accident is an unexpected even which is neither anticipated nor designed to occur. It is always sudden. It must arise in the course of employment in a factory or in industrial establishment.
According to workmen compensation Act "an industrial injury is a personal injury to an employee which has been caused by an accident or an occupational disease and arises out of or in the course of employment.