14 March 2019
Brajarajnagar: A transport supervisor was killed after being hit by a truck at Lajkura Coal Mine in Brajarajnagar area of Jharsuguda district on Thursday.
Reportedly, the deceased identified as Sunil Panigrahi, supervisor at Rungta Transport, was returning after completing his work when he was hit by a truck of the same company.
Sunil was immediately rushed to a local hospital and later shifted to Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) in Burla, where he died while undergoing treatment.
On getting information about his death, contract labourers staged a road blockade at the mines alleging the incident occurred as the company is not concerned about safety of its employees.