Two Contractual Miner Killed in Roof Collapse at CIL BCCL Moonidih
CIL BCCL Moonidih AccidentDeccan Herald

Two Contractual Miner Killed in Roof Collapse at CIL BCCL Moonidih

Two coal miners of a private coal mining firm engaged by Coal India Limited’s Bharat Coking Coal Limited died in a mine accident at Moonidih Underground

Two coal miners of a private coal mining firm engaged by Coal India Limited’s Bharat Coking Coal Limited died in a mine accident at Moonidih Underground Coal Mine in Dhanbad district of Jharkhand. The accident took place at XVIth seam of the mines while the workers were cutting coal to extend the air way in night shift. There was a side fall that proved fatal. Nearly a dozen other miners present at the spot there rushed to rescue the duo and somehow pulled the injured workers out from the debris. While Mr Yadav succumbed to his injuries almost immediately after being pulled out, Mr Gorain died at the BCCL central hospital during treatment.

It has been decided to pay INR 15 lakh each to family members of both the victim miners who died in the accident. Besides, the private mining company will also pay INR one lakh each to both victim families for holding funerals of victim miners. In addition, the BCCL management has decided to bear all educational expenses of the wards of both victims up to class 12th. All eligible wards of both would be admitted to DAV school.

Company has also decided to hold a high level inquiry into the accident in addition to the statutory inquiry that is to be taken by the director general of mines safety.

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