According to reports, one worker at a solar power company in Dhursar village in Pokhran died while three others were seriously injured when the reflectors and heavy plates started falling down due to heavy winds on Wednesday evening.
After the death, other labourers working at the site and villagers of nearby areas started agitating. They were demanding compensation for the deceased and proper security arrangements at the site. Later, police and administration officials reached the spot and controlled the situation.
SP Pankaj Kumar Choudhary said that on Thursday, Kishandan, who was working with Reliance’s power plant in Pokhran, informed the police about the incident.
On Wednesday around 4pm, when the strong winds started blowing, the ill-kept reflectors started falling down. So the workers started running, one reflector fell on Rajudan and Mularam and both were seriously injured. When they were being taken to a hospital in Jodhpur, Rajudan died on the way. Police have registered a case and started the investigation.
Around 200 people have closed the main gate of Reliance power plant and started demonstrating. Senior officers reached the spot and tried to persuade the people.
Company representatives, expressing deep grief over the death of the person, assured to give economic assistance to the victim’s family. The deceased’s body was handed over to the family members.