A contractor has died following an incident overnight at Aditya Birla's Nifty copper mine.
The man was operating a bogger in an underground section of the mine, when the accident occured.
He has reportedly died from injuries sustained during the incident.
Operations on site were immediately suspended, with police investigations slated to start today.
CEO Neel Patnaik said he was deeply saddened by the news, and the thoughts and prayers of the company are with the family of the deceased.
The mine was briefly shutdown last year following a cave-in.
Aditya Birla has been contacted for further comment.