Mishap at under-construction metro site, one killed

Mishap at under-construction metro site, one killed
PTI
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First Published: Wed, Jul 22 2009. 09 40 AM IST
Updated: Wed, Jul 22 2009. 09 40 AM IST
New Delhi: Yet another mishap struck the Delhi Metro when a labourer was killed after a girder fell on him at an under-construction metro site in west Delhi early this morning.
The incident took place at 5.45 am at Ashoka Park in Punjabi Bagh area when the labourer was hit by a girder which was being lifted.
“The labourer was guarding the beam when it hit his shoulder,” DMRC chief public relations officer Anuj Dayal said, adding that he was rushed to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Dayal clarified that there was no structural collapse in the incident.
This is the third accident in the last two weeks at metro construction sites in the national capital which raises questions over safety at such sites.
On12 July, six persons were killed and 15 others injured when a pillar at an under-construction Metro bridge collapsed near Lady Sri Ram College in South Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar.
A day after the incident, at least six persons were injured in another accident at the same site during clearance of the debris.
The incident comes on a day when a four-member committe appointed to look into the causes of the 12 July mishap is expected to submit its report.
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First Published: Wed, Jul 22 2009. 09 40 AM IST