Jharsuguda : Three workers were seriously injured when an Ash Collecting Hopper Unit collapsed on Saturday night at around 9 O Clock in Unit III of Odisha Power Generation Corporation , IB Thermal, Banharpali under Jharsuguda District.

As per the company sources, The accident took place at around 9 PM in the night, when three workers were working near an Ash Collecting Hopper in Unit III, which suddenly collapsed, due to which the hot ash had fallen over the three workers who were working near the Unit. All the three-workers have received burn injuries, among which one worker is said to be very critical.

As per the sources, the injured workers were identified as Akash Khamari(25 years) of Telenpali, Hrushikesh Karta (25) of Remenda and P. Bhagwan Patra (42) of Ganjam, who is said to be very critical.

All the three has been shifted to SUM Hospital  Bhubaneswar for further treatment after being given first aid at IB Thermal Hospital, Banharpali.