Five killed in Ambuja Cements industrial accident, India

Five killed in Ambuja Cements industrial accident, India
Published: 04 February 2013

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An industrial incident at Ambuja Cement’s plant in Balodabazar district, Chhattisgarh, has claimed the lives of five factory workers.

Local press have reported that the fatalities occurred due to a fly-ash hopper situated on the fifth floor was allegedly overloaded during a maintenance operation and collapsed and crashing four floors below.

Police have registered a case against the company management, while the State Labour Department has ordered closure of all plant operations till the probe is over, government sources said.

A six-member panel headed by Additional Collector of Balodabazar district has been constituted to conduct the magisterial probe, which will submit its report within a week.

Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Raman Singh has directed factory management to provide compensation of INR10 lakh to the kin of each victim and a job to one member of their families, government sources said.

The civil rights organisation, the People’s Union of Democratic Rights, has also demanded an independent investigation into the industrial accident.