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Worker dies in coal mine in Jharkhand

Coal News - Published on Wed, 16 Jan 2019

Image Source: Hindustan Times
Firstpost reported that a 58 year-old coal miner was killed Monday allegedly after being trapped in an underground mine at the Barka-Sayal area of Central Coalfields Limited in Ramgarh. A company official, however, claimed it could be a case of suicide as he entered the underground mine by violating norms.

Mr Bhagat was trapped while drawing a coal-laden mini-wagon from the mine, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (Patratu) Prakash Chandra Mahato said. He said that the rescue team took him to CCL's local hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead.

Mr 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.

He added that "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.”

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Wed, 16 Jan 2019
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