In yet another mishap, Pulgam Mallaiah (54), a worker in the Singareni Collieries Company Limited, was crushed to death between two dozers in KK-1 underground mine in Mandamari region on Friday.
According to other workers, Mallaiah was on duty in the first shift.
He was pushing one of the dozers from the rear side when another dozer hit him from behind and in no time, he got crushed between both vehicles.
On knowing about the incident, activists of the various trade unions in Mandamarri region including Telangana Boggu Gani Karmika Sangham (TGBKS), AITUC, HMS staged a protest at the mine with the body demanding an ex gratia of `25 lakh to the bereaved family.
AITUC general secretary Sitaramaiah wanted the Singareni management to take action against those responsible for the death.
The safety officer of the mine said the issue was taken to the notice of general manager Venkataramanaiah and that action will be taken against the irresponsible employees.
He said that a letter seeking ex gratia to Mallaiah’s family has also been sent to the management.
Pacified with the reply, the protestors left the place.