In an appalling incident at Renault-Nissan’s plant in Chennai a 29-year old, mechanical engineer named Thiyagarajan Mahilingam was killed while working in the assembly construction system of the plant.
As per Chennai police, Mahalingam was a junior engineer who worked in the upkeep office, was pounded to death by a pressure hydraulic press. The occurrence occurred when he was inspecting the machine. “He was crushed to death on the spot, and was taken by plant employees to a private hospital in Tambaram where he was declared dead on arrival,” said a police source.
Company in a statement said: “The safety and well-being of our employees is always our top priority. We are deeply saddened that Renault-Nissan Automotive India Pvt Ltd employee Thiygarajan Mahalingam died on 6th January in an industrial accident at the plant. He was employed as an Assistant Engineer in the Powertrain Department.
We are supporting Mr Mahalingam’s family through this difficult time and offer them our sincere condolences, as well as his friends and colleagues. The Tamil Nadu Director of Industrial Safety has been informed.”
Nissan-Renault organization together plant in Chennai has a yearly capacity of assembling 4.80 lakh units of cars and caters into account both local and fare markets. The organization has around 10,500 employs. The plant began its operations in March 2010 with an underlying venture of Rs 4,500 crore. A month ago the organization fired 900 employees and lessened the working of the plant to two-shifts.
Prior in 2013 a fire at a godown having a place with Renault-Nissan’s coordinations organization burst into flames and from that point forward many inquiries identified with security and work hazards have been raised at such enormous modern centers.