At least two workers were killed and two injured when a heavy iron beam fell on them at a steel plant in Orissa's Jajpur district, police said on Sunday.
The mishap occurred on Saturday evening at Jindal Stainless Limited (JSL) in Kaliganagar industrial complex, SK Mohapatra, a police official said.
According to him, the crane in which the victims were working came under the 10- tonne iron beam at the fabrication site of the plant.
The deceased were identified as Basudev Dhal of Mainda village in Jajpur and Husiar Singh from neighbouring Bihar.
Thousand of workers held protests at the plant, demanding compensation and jobs for relatives of the deceased.
The injured were admitted to hospital, with one of them reportedly in a serious condition.
One platoon of police personnel has been deployed at the site to avoid any untoward incidents, said Mohapatra.