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One Killed, Five Injured in BCCL Coal Mine Blast in Jharkhand - Report

Coal News - Published on Mon, 16 Sep 2019

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PTI quoted police as saying that one miner was killed and five others seriously injured in an explosion in a mine in Jharkhand's Dhanbad district. The incident took place at West Modidih open cast mine of Bharat Coking Coal Limited when the miners were laying detonators for blasting the rocks. Katras police station Circle Inspector Sunil Kumar Singh said that while 40-year-old Dharm Das Mahto was declared dead at a BCCL hospital, the remaining injured persons were undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital.

PM Prasad CMD of BCCL, after meeting the injured miners, told reporters “The matter is being probed. If lapses come to the fore, action will be taken against those responsible for it. He said their initial investigation suggested there were lapses in maintaining the standard operating procedures of mining.”

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Mon, 16 Sep 2019
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