Bhawanipatna: A construction worker engaged in a government irrigation structure project died and another was seriously injured in Kitingipadar village under Narla blockin Odisha’s Kalahandi district when iron support of the structure collapsed.
The mishap took place on Wednesday afternoon when the iron support plates fell down from the barrage irrigation structure. Two workers- Rama Prasad Dwivedy (35), Manandar Singh (38), who were both from Madhya Pradesh, were crushed under the broken iron plates.
While Dwivedy died on the spot, the seriously injured Singh has been rushed to Bhawanipatna district headquarters hospital in critical condition, police said.
A case has been registered in this connection, police said adding that the incident is being investigated.