Worker dies in factory mishap in Odisha’s Rourkela

Rourkela: A Boiler Operator was killed in a mishap on the premises of Shree Ganesh Sponge Factory in Rourkela city today. The deceased was identified as Jogesh Dera, a resident of Sector-2 in Rourkela.

As the factory remained closed due to the recent shutdown, there were some glitches in the factory’s bunker. To carry out repair work, the Boiler Operator along with a colleague climbed atop the bunker. However, somehow Jogesh fell down into the 15-ft-long bunker sustaining grievous injuries on his head and waist.

With the help of other workers, he was rescued from the bunker and admitted in Jayaprakash Hospital in Vedavyas. When his condition worsened, Jogesh was shifted to ESIC Model Hospital where doctors declared him dead.

Till the filing of this report, no one from the factory reached the hospital to express condolence and provide compensation to the family of the deceased.

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