Major accident at NTPC power plant in Tandwa, Jharkhand

ntpc accident jharkhand

Sad news 😒

Today (06-02-2020) a major accident occurred at the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) under-construction power plant located in Tandwa Block of Chatra district in Jharkhand. Two laborers were killed in this, while three others were injured. The injured have been referred to Medanta Hospital in Ranchi for better treatment.

According to the information, one beam at about 4 tons was hanged and temporarily placed by chain block for a long time at 40 Metre. When the worker was going to do the job on that beam and received jerked on beam and fallen from 40M to zero meters by the failure of the chain block. Three laborers died after being buried under it. The deceased have been identified as Arjun Kumar Yadav of Chandni village under the Hussainabad block of Palamu district and Babulal Chaudhary of Kariadih village under Kharondhi block of Garhwa district.

ntpc plant accident photo

In this accident, Deepak Kumar of Jharpo village of Ichak block of Hazaribagh district and Surendra Chaudhary and Ramanuj Ravi of Hussainabad Japla in Palamu district were injured. The condition of one of them is critical. He has been referred to Medanta Hospital in the capital Ranchi.

CLICK HERE FOR πŸ‘‰ Care, Testing, Inspection and Maintenance of Lifting Machine and Tackles

CLICK HERE FOR πŸ‘‰ Safety in Design, Construction, and Operation of Lifting Machines and Tackles

Root causes of the accident:

In the present scenario.

According to the information, one beam at about 4 tons was hanged and temporarily placed by chain block for a long time at 40 Metre. When the worker was going to do the job on that beam and received jerked on beam and fallen from 40M to ground level.

  • Failure of the chain pulley block.
  • Poor supervision.
  • Not following erection safety procedures.
  • Ground barricading missing.

Lesson learnt / recommendation:

  • Do not hang the suspended load for a long time.
  • Do not allow workers to do the job on suspended load without any extra fall protection.
  • Always ensure the worker’s safety harness anchored in fixed support instead of the suspended load.
  • All lifting tools and tackles must be checked before start the lifting job.
  • All lifting tools and tackles periodically inspected and certified by a competent person, as per factory act 1948 sec. 29.
  • Follow standard safety procedures for rigging and erection jobs.
  • Always prepared HIRAC (Hazard identification risk assessment and control) before starting the job and hazard, riks and control measures must be discussed with all team members.
  • Proper supervision by well experienced and qualified supervisor.
  • Only trained and experienced workers allow for critical activity.
  • Suspended load area must be barricaded with a signboard for unauthorized entry.

NOTE: Preventive actions not limited to the actions mentioned by RLS HUMAN CARE.

CLICK HERE FOR πŸ‘‰ 24 Safety checks to perform before putting your crane in operation

CLICK HERE FOR πŸ‘‰ Operating cranes Safety

CLICK HERE FOR πŸ‘‰ Safety in erection and rigging operations

Also, read this- Mobile Crane fell on the Railway Track (Over Head Cable)

Share this post with your relevant friends to avoid this type of accident in the future. πŸ‘‡

12 COMMENTS

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.