lack of safety provisions lead to the death of 3 construction workers in Ahmedabad


Dalsukh Chabaria (35), hired by an Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation contractor to remove night soil from a sewer near Riyaz Hotel in Jamalpur, Ahmedabad, died of suffocation on 12 June on entering a manhole, without safety gear. The family of the worker refused to accept the body, till the names of the municipal commissioner Mukesh Kumar and deputy municipal commissioner Rakesh Shankar were included in the FIR as accused persons.


N Gurunadh, a painter, died after slipping off the wall which he was painting on the 17th floor of Meenakshi Trendent Towers in Raidurgam, Hyderabad on 25 June. A case was booked under Indian Penal Code the employers, for not making safety provisions.

On 24 June, a migrant worker Ujjwal Das died and 2 others, Sangram Nayak and Rajesh Ishqu, were critically injured, when they got stuck inside a tunnel while on duty. The workers were employed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency’s (JICA) tunnel project of the Odisha Water Supply and Sewerage Board at Mahidas Bazaar in Cuttack, Orrisa. The body of Das was hidden by the contractor and was recovered later by the police in a search operation. The contractor has been arrested.

On 23 June, Satish (42) died when a wall collapsed in an under-construction building in the posh Greater Kailash area in New Delhi. 5 other workers Narayan (48), Durga Majhi (38), Kapil (27), Ram Swaroop (50) and Ravi Mishra (35) sustained injuries. There were no safety provisions at the construction site, neither were the workers provided personal protection equipments.

On 21 June , 3 construction workers Pandurang Basappa Chavan (35), Bhagwan Gaikwad (29)and Amar Rathod (28) died after the cable of a crane snapped and the cage fell from the fifth floor. Workers were employed at Radhe Regal Residency at Moshi, Pune.

Aswath Mandal (32), a migrant construction worker from West Bengal died on 25 June 2018, four days after he fell from the first floor of an under-construction residential building on Magadi Road in Bangalore.

On 8 June 2018, 3 construction workers, Rameshsinh Patel (35), Bhema Patel (45), and Rupa Shabur Patel (55) died while Abhesinh Patel (36), survived severe injuries when a wall collapsed on them at a construction site in Tragad, Ahmedabad. All three workers were migrants from Dahod. Sabarmati police has booked Praveen Patel, the builder of Spandan Associates, Dhaval Bhatt, an engineer, and a labour contractor, Anil Thakor, for negligence under section 304(a), 338 and 114 of the IPC.

Migrant construction worker, R Kannan (18), from Orissa died and 14 others were seriously injured on 8 June, when the roof of an under construction private school, Maharishi Vidya Mandir Higher Secondary School, collapsed in Pollachi, Tamil Nadu. Others injured were also migrant workers from West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh. The owner of the school Alageshwari, her husband Ravichandran, partner Ganesh kumar, site engineer R. Sivamani and concrete company manager S. Sumankumar were booked under three sections of the IPC including 304 A (causing death by negligence).

On 19 June, Naveen Singh (35) died when the blade of the standing machine broke and fell on his head, while he was working on the shopfloor at the Presstress Steel LLP factory in Bazpur, Udham Singh Nagar in Uttarakhand. Presstress is a leading manufacturer of galvanized steel wires etc. Naveen was employed as a helper in the factory for 4 years.

On 6 June 2018, a migrant worker, Amreek (27), from Uttar Pradesh, died stuck in the service lift of a plastic utensil manufacturing unit, in B-block of sector 4 of Bawana Indutrial Area, Delhi died when the cable of the lift snapped. Police has registered a case against the employer for death due to negligence under IPC and are investigating whether the factory has a valid license for installation of the lift.

Related Posts