STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

HAL employee dies in Sukhoi 30 aero-engine project mishap

A contractual employee of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), Sunabeda died due to an explosion in a compressor of Sukhoi 30 aero-engine project on Thursday.

Published: 09th August 2019 06:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th August 2019 06:44 AM   |  A+A-

Sukhoi fighter (Representational Image |EPS)

By Express News Service

JEYPORE: A contractual employee of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), Sunabeda died due to an explosion in a compressor of Sukhoi 30 aero-engine project on Thursday.

According to sources,  the victim Sudam Mohanty was working at rig section of the Sukhoi project when a compressor exploded leaking hot gas. Sudam sustained 90 per cent burn injuries and rushed to HAL hospital where he succumbed. Senior officials of HAL and local police visited the spot and have started an inquiry into the accident.

Sunabeda Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Niranjan Behera said the incident occurred inside the SU-30 Engine division. Sudam was engaged by HAL management through a contractor for operation and maintenance of compressor. While the compressor was in operation, a blocking valve suddenly exploded and released the gas, hitting him directly. The family members of the deceased have demanded compensation from the HAL authorities. An unnatural death case has been registered in Sunbaeda police station.

The sources said it is for the first time that such mishap took place in the Sukhoi project that was started 10 years back. Though the HAL authorities remain tight-lipped, the sources said lack of proper supervision of machineries could have led to the accident.

More from Odisha.

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp