Bhubaneswar: Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) Chairman-cum-Managing Director BN Shukla suspended VK Singh, manager of Bharatpur open cast mine project in Talcher coalfields, Saturday for his alleged negligence leading to a fatal accident in the mine in Odisha, the company said in a statement.
As many as three miners were killed and nine others injured following a strata collapse that triggered a landslide in the mine July 23.
While three bodies of trapped workers have been recovered, the rescue operation is on to trace the fourth person missing in the mishap.
The company directors are monitoring the rescue operation being conducted by the NDRF and the MCL mines rescue teams. A probe has been launched to ascertain the reasons of the accident.