India: Tea workers in Assam severely injured in factory accidents
Date Reported: 23 Oct 2022
CompaniesFatemabad Tea Estate - Supplier , Unilever - Buyer
Total individuals affected: 1Workers: ( 1 - Location unknown , Tea , Gender not reported )
IssuesOccupational Health & Safety
Response sought: Yes, by BHRRC
Story containing response: (Find out more)
Action taken: Fatemabad Tea Estate supplied to Unilever, according to the BHRRC Tea Supply Chain Tracker; Unilever provided a response to a request for comment from the Resource Centre.
Source type: News outlet
"Assam Tea Worker Severely Injured at Factory in Baksa", 23 October 2022
A worker was severely injured while working at Fatemabad Tea Garden in Assam’s Baksa district when his leg got stuck in the CTC machine on Sunday.
The injured, identified as Suleman Kerketta, broke his leg after being hit by the machine.
Following the accident, Kerketta was rushed to Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College and Hospital in critical condition...
In the month of July, a woman was also injured while working at Lepetkatta tea factory in Dibrugarh when her hair got stuck in the CTC machine.
The woman was rushed to Assam Medical College and Hospital for treatment but doctors referred her to Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH).