Worker dies in machine at Dufflaghur Tea Factory in Assam
Date Reported: 10 Jul 2023
CompaniesTesco - Buyer , Dufflaghur Tea Estate - Supplier , Ringtons Limited - Buyer , Tetley (part of Tata Consumer Products) - Buyer , James Finlay (part of Swire) - Buyer , Teasup - Former buyer , Lipton Teas and Infusions (formerly ekaterra) - Buyer , Starbucks - Buyer
Total individuals affected: 1Workers: ( 1 - Location unknown - Sector unknown , Gender not reported )
Response sought: Yes, by BHRRC
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Action taken: Dufflaghur Tea Estate is listed as a supplier to Tesco, Ringtons, Finlays, Teasup, Starbucks, Unilever and Tetley in their most recent publicly available supplier lists held. These companies provided a response to a request for comment from the Resource Centre. Teasup stated that it no longer sources from the estate. Lipton Teas and Infusions, which took over most of Unilever's tea business in 2022, was also asked for a response, which it gave.
Source type: News outlet
"Assam: Tea Garden Employee Tragically Dies in Freak Accident Inside Factory"
In a tragic incident, a worker lost his life while working in a tea factory in Assam’s Gohpur on Monday.
The incident has been reported from the Dufflaghur Tea Estate in Gohpur. The deceased worker has been identified as Sukhman Munda.
As per reports, Munda met with a tragic incident when he went inside the fan of heavy industrial machinery of the factory. While Munda was spilling tea leaves into the machine, someone reportedly switched it on resulting in the worker’s body being chopped into pieces.
Sukhman Munda was a resident of 16 number line of the Dufflagarh Tea Estate.
Meanwhile, the police have launched an investigation into the incident.