Factory labor dies, workers protest for compensation
The villagers staged a protest outside the mortuary of M.B hospital on Thursday morning demanding Rs. 50 Lacs as com
The villagers staged a protest outside the mortuary of M.B hospital on Thursday morning demanding Rs. 50 Lacs as compensation against the death of their man who died on Wednesday night at the factory while working on a machine. The villagers also refused to claim the body from the mortuary before getting the amount for the victim.
Family of the deceased man also demanded legal action against the owner of the factory for being negligent towards his employees. After 3 hours of protest the owner of the factory reached at the mortuary and the compensation of 7.5 Lacs was finalized after negotiation.
The matter ignited on Thursday morning when the people of the Palora Village of Udaipur expressed annoyance over the death of the their man Pratap Meena (27) who died a night before at Silver Steel Wire Ropes situated at Umerda village. On Wednesday night, the victim man was working on one of the wire making machine of the factory. Suddenly he slipped and his head banged into the machine after which his head got separate from his body and swung 20 feet in the air.
The workers Tulsiram and Narayan Lal who were present on the spot immediately informed the family members of the deceased man. Upon getting the information of the mishap a huge number of villagers rushed to the factory and shifted the dead body to the mortuary, said Former Sarpanch of Umerda Panchayat Logar Lal.
On Thursday morning a report of negligence was given by the father of the deceased man to Hiran Magri police demanding strict legal action against him claiming that if there were any safety equipment available at the factory, the mishap could have been avoided. He also claimed that his son Pratap was only a labor but the owner of the factory had allotted him the work of operating a machine without a prior training of operating it, said Logar.
Pratap was a father of a 1 year daughter and was working at the factory from the last 1.5 years. He was the only earning man of the family, Logar informed.
After 3 hours of the conflict between the villagers and the factory staff for compensation, the matter was negotiated upon Rs. 7.5 Lacs in which 2 checks of Rs. 75,000 each and Rs. 2 Lac cash has been given to the family members of the deceased man whereas the remaining Rs. 5 Lacs will be given soon, as per Logar.
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