Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Dhenkanal, Jul 4:
Tension is mounting in Bhushan Steel Ltd’s Meramundali unit in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district as workers are staging a dharna inside the factory premises demanding compensation for a worker killed and another critically injured in a mishap inside the plant premises today, besides safe working conditions in the factory.
Both the killed and injured workers are from Jharkhand, reports said. The critically injured worker has been admitted to the district headquarters hospital here.
The mishap took place at Coke Oven-I of the plant at around 10.30 am when a vehicle hit two workers killing one on the spot and critically injuring another.
The deceased has been identified as Samanta Soren of Giridih district in Jharkhand.
Soren worked as a foreman in the Coke Oven -I unit of the plant. His death occurred while he was on duty at the unit.
The factory authorities however, have refrained from giving any details of the mishap.