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Man killed as soil caves in during Chennai Metro rail work; 3 booked

The 45-year-old man 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 at Medavakkam.

A case in connection with the incident was registered at the Madipakkam police station.

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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First published on: 30-06-2022 at 12:37:47 pm
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