Updated: Sep 20, 2020
One worker was killed and 4 were injured in a blast which occurred at the state-owned Singareni Collieries Company Ltd (SCCL) coal mining project at 6 pm on Wednesday, 3rd September 2020. As per reports, the blast got triggered by a misfiring detonator.
The person who died in the incident in the Srirampur area of Mancherial district was identified as Rathnam Lingaiah (54), a coal cutter. other injured workers are Palle Rajaiah (52), Gade Shivaiah (53), Chilka Suman Kumar (30), and Katla Srikanth (24).5 of them were rushed to a nearby hospital, where they were given first aid. Those with severe injuries were shifted to Hyderabad. Lingaiah died on the way there.
Full details about the blast are not out yet but the explosion in the underground mine was the cause of the accident as per said by the deputy commissioner of police (Mancherial) Uday Kumar Reddy.
These blasts have been taken frequent roots in different parts of the country. The provision of better facilities and security to avoid such accidents and deaths would be a help to the future mine workers.