Hyderabad: Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) on Friday placed three officials including Deputy General Manager and two supervisors under suspension for roof collapse in an underground mine at Srirampur in the Mancherial district.
The incident had occurred at SCCL's SRP 3 and 3A incline underground mine on November 10. Four miners of SCCL died after the roof of an underground mine collapsed.
The incident occurred when miners were busy working in the first shift. The deceased workers were identified as Krishna Reddy, 59, Lakshmaiah, 60, Chandrashekhar, and Narasimha Raju, 30. They were extracting coal when the roof suddenly collapsed.
A charge - memo was also issued to the mine manager after the incident, the mining company said in a statement. The management had made it clear that no one will be spared if there is any laxity while discharging their duty.
It said that swift action was taken against those responsible for the incident. It was for the first time in the history of Singareni, it said.
Expressing shock at the incident and condolences to the victim's families, SCCL Chairman and Managing Director N Sridhar had earlier ordered an inquiry into the tragic incident.
An experts' team of SCCL's on Thursday began its inquiry into the roof collapse in Srirampur A and 3A inclines. The team included SCCL director N. Balram (Finance), TBGKS leader Miryala Raji Reddy and Srirampur area general manager Suresh. They visited the accident spot and made their inquiries.
SCCL officials maintain that the incident could have occurred due to the "slippage" of a gigantic coal block.
Mining Company stated that a member of the deceased employee's family will get a job at the place of their choice within one week. The ex - gratia was also handed over to the deceased family members at their respective native places on Friday.