Police Probe Workers’ Deaths at Naveen Jindal’s Steel Plant in Chhattisgarh

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JSPLRAIPUR: Chhattisgarh Police Thursday began a probe into the deaths of two workers at the Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) plant in Raigarh district in the state. The company, owned by Congress MP Naveen Jindal, has also set up its own investigation. The accident occurred at the oxygen unit of the plant at integrated steel plant in Raigarh.

Sanjeev Chauhan, Senior General Manager, Public Relations, JSPL, said the workers died due to breathing problems while cleaning an air tank.

‘The accident was not caused due to any gas leak or blast. The company has formed a team of senior officers to find out the exact reason of the accident,’ company said in press release.

‘We have sent an additional superintendent of police to the plant to investigate the matter in detail. Then police will initiate action against the plant management for any lapses,’ Raigarh district Superintendent of Police Rahul Sharma informed.

Two workers Ramkripal Singh, 54, resident of Gajipur of Uttar Pradesh and Ramkhilawan Dhiwar, 35, resident of Janjgir-Champa district of Chhattisgarh, were killed and Bhola Thakur injured critically Wednesday evening at the plant in Raigarh district, some 220 km from Raipur.

Jindal Steel also formed a team Thursday to probe the reasons for the workers’ deaths.

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