Demand for compensation for sustaining burn injuries

Jharsuguda : Odisha BJP Secretary Tankadhar Tripathy on Monday alleged that  JSW BPSL have not yet provided any compensation to the four contractual labourers who had sustained burn injuries while performing their duty in the plant on 11th March 2022. 
Addressing a press meet, Tripathy alleged that, on 11th March 2022, four labourers named Karan Oram, Nilamani Oram, Anjan Oram and Ashok Dhurua, all resident of Titeimal Village under Bhalaida Panchayat of Jharsuguda District had gone to work at JSW BPSL.

On 11th March night, there was a blast due to which labourers suffered burn injuries, while one labourer had received 80 percent, while other 30 percent and two suffered around 10 percent burn injuries.

However, they were given threatening and advised not to file any FIR and firstly were treated inside the dispensary of plant and later two labourers were sent to Ispat General Hospital, Rourkela and other two labourers were sent to Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), Burla. While they were getting treatment, they exhausted their money and returned back to their home. Their condition is not good, he said.

“The contractors under whom they were working has not done anything. This is inhuman and very unfortunate incident. After one month of incident, district administration has not taken any action neither any FIR or case has been done usually, in any burn injury case, a police FIR should have been done, but unfortunately, no FIR has been done yet. I demand that all the injured should be provided of Rs 10 Lakhs each along with entire treatment cost and an FIR against the Contractor who is responsible. If in coming seven days, no steps are taken then we will appeal to National Human Rights Commission and SC& ST commission,” the BJP leader said.