Mar 19, 2023 12:16 AM IST
The workers, who ran distant from the spot successful panic, returned lone to find 2 of their colleagues dormant successful the assistance chamber. “The assistance collapsed to the ground, seemingly owed to snapping of the cable. We are yet to find retired the crushed for the same,” the inspector said, adding that probe was on
Two operation workers were killed connected Saturday erstwhile a assistance carrying them collapsed from the 16th level to the crushed owed to a method snag astatine Vijayawada Thermal Power Station (VTPS) astatine Ibrahimpatnam connected the outskirts of Vijayawada metropolis successful Andhra Pradesh’s NTR district, the constabulary said.
The deceased were identified arsenic Jitender Singh (23) and Chotu Singh (23), some from Jharkhand. “We person booked a lawsuit nether conception 174 (death by accident) of Criminal Procedure Code. We shall alteration the sections, if necessary, if the probe reveals immoderate different reason,” Ibrahimpatnam constabulary inspector P Srinu told HT.
According to the inspector, the incidental happened astatine astir 8.45 am, erstwhile a radical of 20 workers boarded the assistance of a 16-storeyed gathering nether operation connected the VTPS premises to instrumentality portion successful the operation work.
“As the assistance was going up, it got stuck up midway abruptly and the doorway was locked automatically. The workers alerted the different method staff, who tried to unfastened it manually, but they did not succeed,” helium said.
After immoderate time, they managed to unfastened it forcibly utilizing robust rods and 18 of the 20 workers could travel retired 1 aft the other. “While the remaining 2 were trying to travel out, the doors abruptly got closed automatically and the assistance went up to the 18th level astatine a precocious velocity and collapsed to the crushed from determination with a large sound,” Srinu said.
The workers, who ran distant from the spot successful panic, returned lone to find 2 of their colleagues dormant successful the assistance chamber. “The assistance collapsed to the ground, seemingly owed to snapping of the cable. We are yet to find retired the crushed for the same,” the inspector said, adding that probe was on.
Another 8 workers who were lasting adjacent to the assistance besides received injuries and they were shifted to the VTPS committee infirmary for treatment. Their information is stable. The bodies were shifted to the aforesaid infirmary for autopsy, the inspector added.
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