Four people died & nine injured in Coal Mine tragedy

Four mine workers died and nine injured in Coal mine blast in Talcher coalfields at the Bharatpur coal mine of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited in Angul district Of Odisha. This mishap took place due to a landslide after a controlled blast at the mine at around 11:30 pm on July 24. Total 13 people were trapped inside the area when this mishap occurred. Tension erupted in the vicinity after the incident. Rescue team, administrative officers and ambulance reached to the spot. An adequate police force was deployed in the area to prevent any untoward incident. The workers came under a landmass as a portion of earth broke loose and collapsed due to a strata failure. The coal miners were working on earthmoving machines in the Bharatpur mine of the Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) when the accident took place. Nine injured workers were rescued immediately after the accident and shifted to the Nehru Centenary Hospital in Talcher for treatment. More than 15 coal miners were working in the mine. The exact cause behind the blast was unknown. Rescue team completed their rescue work after 10 to 12 hours.

After this tragedy, angry locals was staging a protest and blocking roads. Traffic disruption caused in the area after this protest and blocked. Traffic officials were reached to the spot to manage the traffic. During this period, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also visited to the accident site and he had announced an ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to the next of kin of those killed in the incident.

The analysts at CyberTech Risk Center generated constant alerts on this incident with moderate impact. This helped their clients take alternative travel routes to maintain continuity in business. The analysts closely monitored the situation providing its clients with timely alerts about the same which helped them take business continuity measures and ensure employee safety in time. We at Cybertech’s Risk Center cover Bridge Collapse, Building Collapse, Mine Incident, Partial Collapse, Tunnel Collapse, Unsafe Structure under the ‘Structural’ category at Pan India label.

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