Minor Tea Estate Worker Loses Leg in an Accident in Rungagora Tea Factory in Golaghat, 4th Incident in 3 Months

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Published: September 2,2022 12:47 PM
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In yet another tragic incident, a 15- year-old minor boy, Dipak Bhuyan lost one of his legs after being critically injured while working at the Rungagora Tea Factory in Golaghat district of Assam

September 2, 2022: In yet another tragic incident, a 15- year-old minor boy, Dipak Bhuyan lost one of his legs after being critically injured while working at the Rungagora Tea Factory in Golaghat district of Assam.



The young boy’s leg is said to have accidently entered the machine.



The incident took place on August 25, 2022.



Tension has erupted at the Rungagora Tea Estate after the incident and locals are demanding for one-time assistance of Rs 15 lakh to Dipak.



This is the fourth case in 3 months.



On July 21, a 25-year-old woman tea worker named Maina Nayak’s hair, skin were ripped off after she accidentally entered the CTC machine at the Lepetkata tea factory in Dibrugarh, Assam.  She was immediately taken to Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMC) for treatment where doctors later referred her to Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH).



Within days of this incident, on July 25, another worker, Binod Minjo was critically injured after he entered  a roller machine at the Talap Tea Estate in Assam’s Tinsukia district. He had sustained injuries to several parts of the body including his head.



On August 2, another accident took place at the Habung Tea Estate in Dhemaji district of Assam where a tea estate worker named Phanidhar Kalita lost his leg after accidentally entering a machine.



These frequent accidents are now raising questions regarding the safety and security of the lakhs of workers in the over 800 tea gardens of Assam.