Struggle For Justice for Workers Killed in Gunupur Mining Accident

Three mining workers died in a mining accident near Gunupur.  AICCTU Vice President and Secretary CPIML Liberation, Tirupati Gomango, took up the matter and demanded an enquiry. The Sub Collector, SP and DM reached the spot, and found that the workers died due to a mine blaste, and that no safety arrangement had been provided to the workers. CPIML demanded cancellation of illegal mining, immediate arrest of the contractors and Rs 10 lakhs compensation for those killed, Rs 50,000 for injured persons and suspension of officers responsible for the negligence. The district administration approved Rs 3 lakhs to the family members of the workers who had been killed and Rs 10, 000-20,000 for the injured persons. Some of the concerned officials are being investigated.