Tapan Sen writes to CEO Bhilai Steel Plant regarding grievous accident took place at Bhilai Steel Plant

13th June 2014

Dear Shri Chandrasekharan,
It is shocking that a grievous accident took place at Blast Furnace of  Bhilai Steel Plant on 12th night in which six employees including a DGM, an officer, three workers including a contract worker were reportedly  killed on the spot and around 32 employees got severely injured.
On behalf of CITU, I convey my sincere condolence to the bereaved family members of the deceased employees and their fellow workers and employees in the plant.
I am sure that the management is seized with proper treatment of those injured including the contract workers.
At the same time, you will please appreciate, the manner the accident took place warrants a serious review of the safety management situation including the preventive safety aspects in the process of operation.  I have been told that the departmental  safety committees have not yet been constituted in Bhilai Steel Plant, which I understand, is a statutory obligation of the management. I request you to please look into the matter and also institute an inquiry on the accident to find out the cause and anticidents.
I hope, as per established practice, the employees killed in the accident including the contract workers would be appropriately compensated and a nearest kin of them would be provided employment by the management. I also understand the management would take appropriate step to pay adequate compensation to those injured including the contract workers besides taking care of their medical treatment to bring them back to health and work.
I again join the Bhiali Steel collective in condoling the tragic death of our colleagues while in work and expect quick recovery of those injured and incapacitated. I also request you to strengthen the safety management with the active participation and involvement of the workers and their union to prevent recurrence of such tragedies in workplace.
With regards,
Yours sincerely,
General Secretary
Shri S Chandrasekharan
Bhilai Steel Plant
Bhilai 490001, Chhattisgarh
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