Bhiwani, April 24
Two people, who were associated with mining and transport works in Dadam mining area, have been killed in separate accidents in the hills of Dadam village of Bhiwani district since last night. This is the second mishap this year as five workers were crushed to death after a landslide in the mining area on January 1.
Bhiwani Police Superintendent Ajit Singh Shekhawat told The Tribune today that according to available information, 65-year-old driver Bhim Singh from Dulheri village died last night and worker Sonu (24) was killed in the morning today while working at Dadam mining. area.
The SP said both incidents happened in the mining area. On the reasons for the accidents, he said: “The police are checking the facts on the circumstances of the death of two people. According to available information, Sonu died after being hit by a stone. At first glance, it looks like both died during the mining work,” he said.
Ved Pal Tanwar, a representative of the Goverdhan Mines company which holds the lease of the mining area, claimed that the incidents occurred outside the mining area assigned to the company.
He said that Bhim Singh fell from the vehicle which resulted in his death. Sonu had died after a tractor overturned in the Dadam mining hills, he claimed. He reiterated that both incidents occurred outside the mining area and that the victims were not employed by the mining company.
Meanwhile, a worker in the mining area complained to higher authorities about today’s mishap. In an emailed complaint, the worker said a boulder fell on the dumper, which resulted in the death of Bhim Singh at pit number 22. Sonu, who was a drill operator, was crushed to death when ‘a huge stone fell on him, he wrote.
A resident of the village of Dadam filed a complaint with the police requesting the registration of a criminal case against the mining company. Jaipal, a resident of Dadam village who owns farmland opposite Dadam mining area, alleged that the victim Sonu was working in pit number 12 of the mining area which is a dangerous area. He said Bhim Singh was crushed to death when a boulder fell on him in pit number 22.