Labourer dies in solar plant mishap

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.



One thought on “Labourer dies in solar plant mishap

  1. Please produce the photographs, Technology providing company details with their version, so that learned viewers / readers can make their opinions, along with your views too. SAFETY FIRST must be key for any Industrial or Project Activity which the design and erection team takes these aspects in to consideration while preparing the Installation Manual / instructions, for which large EPC companies / Corporate Governance is meant for. This will be good lesson for the others too and shall be shared on the official web site of MNRE, Rajasthan, EPC Company and Reliance Power web sites too…..Documentation with real facts with photos shall be the best tools for learning and for future SAFTEY procedures with necessary cautions……There is a cost for learning too. Technology risks shall also to be made known including Installation risks with Insurance and the compensation must be immediately disbursed without even going into the incidents due to the Project Insurance availed by the Project Developers, which shall be Mandatory as per labour laws.

    Posted by praveen Kulkarni | April 22, 2013, 8:22 am

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