The government of Andhra has stepped in to support the families of those killed in a crane accident in Visakhapatnam. Hindustan Shipyard has persuaded the management to pay compensation of Rs 50 lakh to the families of the deceased. "We have taken steps to pay compensation of Rs 50 lakh to the families of the deceased," they quoted. To this end, Tourism Minister Avanthi Srinivas met representatives of the Hindustan Shipyard ownership and the contractors working for the respective employees. He said the injured were being treated better immediately.
He said Hindustan Shipyard had issued directives to contractors to financially support the families of the deceased. He said steps would be taken to pay compensation of Rs 50 lakh to each family. He said the government would take care of the families of the deceased. He said the Hindustan Shipyard management had investigated the crane collapse and had appointed a committee to look into the matter. He said a comprehensive inquiry into the incident had been launched on behalf of the government.
A newly installed crane at the Hindustan Shipyard collapsed on Saturday. In the midst of these circumstances, Minister Avanthi Srinivas spoke to reporters. He said the government had directed the Hindustan Shipyard ownership to pay huge financial compensation to the victims. He said it was an unfortunate incident. Avanti said she had advised the management not to compromise in supporting the victims. Avanti Srinivas clarified that steps will be taken to give compensation of Rs 50 lakh.