Indian Police Arrest Coke Officials Over Plant Deaths
Bhubaneswar: Three officials of an Indian unit of Coca-Cola have been
arrested over the deaths of at least two workers at a soft drinks
bottling plant in the east of the country, police said on Sunday.
The accident occurred Friday in Khurda town, just south of Orissa
state capital Bhubaneswar, when a boiler exploded at the plant, police
Two workers died in the accident while five were seriously injured,
police superintendent Jitendra Patra said.
Local media reported a third worker had also been killed, but Patra
said he could not confirm the death.
He said police had arrested three officials from the plant on suspicion
of negligence in connection with the accident.
He would not identify the officials.
A team from the Orissa government's labour ministry was also investigating
"We are awaiting the report of the boiler inspector," Patra said.
Officials of Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Private Ltd declined to
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