Contract worker

falls to death

A contract worker of NTPC-Simhadri fell to his death while removing the scaffolding inside a boiler at the plant on Wednesday afternoon.

M. Mahender (33) slipped from a 9-metre high temporary platform and died. T. Srinivas and D. Srinivas (both 25 years old) sustained injuries in the accident. They are out of danger, according to an NTPC official.

Meanwhile, NTPC Simhadri Contract Workers’ Union general secretary Neerukonda Ramachandra Rao demanded an ex gratia of Rs.15 lakh to the family of the deceased in addition to a job.