Three workers dead in accident at ESL Steel Plant in Bokaro
Three labourers died in a major accident that took place on Monday evening in Vedanta, ESL Steel Limited (ESL) located in Chandankyari block of the district.
Confirming the incident, DC Bokaro Kuldeep Choudhary said, "On Tuesday, a team of disaster management would go inside the Vedanta ESL steel plant to investigate the incident."
According to Chandankyari MLA, Amar Bauri, the incident took place in Blast Furnace 2 of ESL Steel Plant. Three workers were doing elevator maintenance work when the mishap took place.
"As told by the workers, this incident happened due to safety lapses. We demand a high-level inquiry from the district administration on this." said the MLA.
It is being said that the names of the labourers who died in the incident are Mohammad Osama, Mohammad Akram and Mohammad Sultan. These people are residents of Ranchi.
Shilpi Shukla, Head of Corporate Communication, ESL Steel Limited said, "3 employees of Thaisenkrup Elevator (Lift) Company had come to work in our plant. They died this evening in a tragic accident that happened while they were working on a lift. We extend our deepest sympathies to the families of the deceased workers. We will cooperate with the family members of the workers in every way possible and this matter is being investigated with complete impartiality. Till the truth is not fully revealed, we request everyone to cooperate with us and pray for the peace of the departed souls".
It is mentioned that ESL is a 1.5 MTPA capacity steel plant of Vedanta Group situated in Siyaljori village of Chandankyari. ESL was acquired by the Vedanta Group through the bankruptcy resolution process.