Labourer dies at construction site

The city continues to witness accidents involving construction labourers working without safety gear.

The city continues to witness accidents involving construction labourers working without safety gear.

A 38-year-old breadwinner of a family was killed after he slipped and fell from the first floor of an under-construction building in HAL on March 11. The deceased was identified as Rama. His wife filed a complaint against the building contractor for criminal negligence and not providing safety gears during work.

According to police, the incident happened around 10 am on March 11 when Rama had gone to work at an under-construction building in Vinayaka Layout in HAL.

Around 10 pm, a fellow labourer called up Palaniyamma and said her husband had accidentally fallen from the first floor of the building and that he had been taken to Jeevika Hospital.

When Palaniyamma reached the hospital, she was told that her husband met with a road accident and was shifted to another private hospital in Whitefield. Rama stopped responding to treatment and succumbed to injuries later. Palaniyamma filed a complaint with the HAL police alleging that her husband’s contractor, Sampangi, did not provide safety gears or harnesses while working at the site and that he should be held culpable for criminal negligence for her husband’s death.

The police, after conducting inquiries at the spot, booked the contractor under IPC section 304A — causing accidental death due to negligence. Further investigations are under way. 

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