Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
»
1-min read

Worker Dies in Jharkhand Coal Mine, Company Suspects Suicide

The management has started a probe into the incident, while an inquiry has been initiated by the Directorate of Mine Safety.

PTI

Updated:January 16, 2019, 8:48 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Loading...

Ramgarh (Jharkhand): A 58-year-old coal miner was killed on Monday allegedly after being trapped in an underground mine at the Barka-Sayal area of Central Coalfields Ltd (CCL) here, police said.

A company official, however, claimed it could be a case of suicide as he entered the underground mine by violating norms.

Bhagat was trapped while drawing a coal-laden mini-wagon from the mine, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (Patratu) Prakash Chandra Mahato said.

The rescue team took him to CCL's local hospital, where doctors declared him brought-dead, Mahato said.

Ajay Kumar Singh, the general manager of Barka-Sayal area, said it might be a case of suicide, as he was a surface worker and entered the underground mine without assignment.

"There is a safe entrance to the underground mine which is used by workers, as well as officials deployed in the underground mines.

"But, violating safety norms of the mine, the worker entered nearly 50 metres deep through prohibited haulage way, which is meant for trolley movement," Singh said.

As the deceased was nearing retirement, it is suspected that he might have committed suicide to ensure a job for his family member, in lieu of provisions of giving employment to a dependent if a worker died during service period, he said.

The management has started a probe into the incident, while an inquiry has been initiated by the Directorate of Mine Safety.

Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results