June 30, 2022 12:37:47 pm
A 45-year-old worker was killed after soil caved in while he was working underground for laying Chennai Metro rail project’s sewage pipeline at Medavakkam in Chennai.
The deceased was identified as K Ravi from Salem. He entered a 10-foot-deep pit allegedly without any safety gears as part of the works on the second phase of the metro rail project.
According to the police, the co-workers rescued Ravi and gave him water to drink but since he had breathing difficulties, he was immediately taken to a local hospital and declared dead on arrival there.
A case in connection with the incident was registered at the Madipakkam police station.
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An official from the station told indianexpress.com that three people, including the labour contractor Bojan, sewage contactor Govindaraj and site engineer Mohan, were booked under Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 304 A (causing death due to negligence).
The officer said the worker’s family would be provided compensation by both the government and the private contractor.
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