JORHAT, July 26: An incident of a temporary worker of a tea estate under Teok revenue circle of Jorhat district receiving injuries on his left leg due to bursting of a pipe in the factory of Seleng Tea Estate about a week back has come to light with the Labour department officials on Tuesday taking note of the incident after coming to know about it.
An official of the assistant labour commissioner’s office stated that after coming to know about the accident in which the worker identified as Madan Patra sustained injuries on his left leg on July 19 visited Jorhat Medical College and Hospital on Tuesday, accompanied by an ACMS delegation and inquired about his condition.
The official, while mentioning that though the factory does not come under his jurisdiction as it fell under Inspector of Factories, a wing under Labour department, the ALC immediately went to the JMCH and came to know that the condition of Madan was not serious and he is recovering.
He was expected to be discharged soon, the official added.
The AC official said that they had also come to know that the management of the tea estate was paying the daily wages and taking care of the medical treatment of the worker.
Meanwhile, an official of the office of the Inspector of Factories said that he too had come to know about the incident since he was on a scheduled inspection of a factory in neighbouring Golaghat district.
He said that he would enquire into the case on Wednesday from the management and worker.
The manager of the tea estate S Gulati said that it was an accident and 32 stitches were required because a heavy gasket had blown off the pipe and hit him in the leg.
He said that the worker is recovering and that he would be back to work soon.