Safety audit to be conducted in all PSUs in Kerala

The Kerala government decided to order safety audit in all public sector units in the state, days after a footbridge in the compound of the Kerala Minerals and Metals Ltd at Chavara collapsed, claiming three lives.

A direction on the audit will be given to all PSU officials concerned, a government press release said.

Three women employees of KMML were killed and 50 others injured when the iron footbridge collapsed on October 30.

The cabinet meeting held on Wednesday also decided to direct KMML to provide financial assistance of Rs 10 lakh to the next of kin of the three employees. This was besides the assistance which was due to the families as per law in such incidents, the release said.

The company will also be asked to look into the possibility of providing jobs to a member of the family.

All treatment expenses of the 32 employees who were injured in the mishap, will be met by the company.

(Agencies)

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