Workers protest following colleague’s death

VISAKHAPATNAM: Workers of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant staged protests alleging negligence of the management after an employee was crushed to death while he was working on a maintenance job at the plant here on Monday.

Master technician S Govindu, who was working in the fourth battery coke oven during the maintenance work, was crushed in the rotating machine when he accidentally slipped into it and died on the spot.

However, the employees at the coke oven alleged that the management was responsible for the mishap and demanded compensation to the family of the deceased. They shouted slogans against the authorities. The management said suitable compensation would be paid to the kin of the deceased worker. Later, the workers relented.

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