Police lodge case against Essar

Keonjhar: The district police has lodged a criminal case against Essar Steel project authorities after the death of a worker in an accident at its on-going project at Dubuna. The case registered in Bamebari police station complained that the accident occured due to the negligence of men in charge of the project and has filed cases against the project director and others in charge of the plant operation.

The worker died as he was crushed under iron ores were being shifted by cranes. The death of the labourer created tension among the plant workers and the district administration along with the forest department have started inquiry into violation of factory and forest and environment rules by Essar steel. The company was laying pipelines despite no-work orders from the district collector and the forest department.