Three Vedanta Sesa Goa officials booked for engineer's death
The Goa Police today booked three senior officials of Vedanta Sesa Goa under charge of endangering life of others, two days after a 31-year-old engineer died after getting trapped in the conveyor belt at the company's Met Coke division.
Umesh Pradhan died while he was attending some maintenance work at the belt carrying coal at the plant, located at Amona, 30 km from here, on Sunday evening.
The Bicholim Police investigating the case filed an FIR against Dinesh Kamat (shift incharge), Adhip Pai (Maintenance Head) and Navnath Vhatte (Head, Value Added Business).
Police Inspector Sanjay Dalvi said all the three officials were booked under sections 336 (endangering life or personal safety of others) and 304-A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code.
Dalvi said Pradhan was "forced" to work beyond the duty hours by the officials "without following the standard operating procedure (SoP) mandated by the company and without providing adequate safety measures".
"Initial investigations have revealed that the accused persons made Pradhan to proceed for maintenance of the conveyor belt at a lesser illuminated though they knew that it could endanger his life and personal safety.
"As a result, Pradhan got trapped in the conveyor belt and sustained serious bleeding injury to his forehead. He died while being shifted to the Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Sankhalim village," the officer said.
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