Dhenkanal: Tension ran high on the premises of Bhushan plant near here after one worker was killed and another sustained critical injuries in an accident in the coke oven there this morning.
Following the mishap, the agitated workers of the company staged a protest inside the campus and demanded adequate compensation for the kin of the victims.
The incident took place around 10.30 am when the labourers were working near the oven, sources said. When one of them died on the spot, another was grievously hurt in the accident. The injured labourer was brought to the district headquarter hospital here when his condition started deteriorating.
Both the deceased and the injured are residents of Jharkhand.
The agitating workers also demanded that necessary steps be taken to ensure that adequate safety measures are put in place in order to avoid such accidents in future.