Andhra Pradesh | Kakinada: Seven workers were killed while cleaning the oil tank at the factory, announced compensation of Rs 25 lakh to the family of the deceased.

7 workers die while cleaning oil tank at Andhra Pradesh factory

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Kakinada. Seven workers died of suffocation while cleaning oil tanks at a factory in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh. District officials gave this information. He said that the ‘bottling’ of the edible oil is done in the factory. The accident occurred in ‘G Ragampet’ around 8:30 am when one of the workers was cleaning the tank where the oil was kept, they specified.

He said he slipped and fell on it and to save him, one after another, six other staff members entered the tanker truck and all suffocated to death.

Kakinada District Magistrate Kritika Shukla told reporters that the factory has been “sealed off” and a case has been registered under section 304A (causing wrongful death) of the Indian Penal Code. He reported that a four-member commission headed by the Joint District Magistrate has been set up to investigate the accident, which has been asked to submit its report within three days.

According to an official statement, the state government has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 25 lakh for the families of the staff. Along with this, the factory has also been ordered to pay compensation. Meanwhile, the families of the victims alleged that the factory management failed to provide the workers with proper safety equipment.

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