Mishap at Namma Metro site claims man's life

Worker fell while fixing electric lights at platform level

Mishap at Namma Metro site claims man's life

Separate mishaps at Namma Metro work sites resulted in the death of one, while another sustained injury.

Rupesh Singh, 39, on Thursday, succumbed to injuries which he sustained while working at Namma Metro’s Srirampuram Station on Monday. According to Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL), Singh, hailing from Begusarai in Bihar, slipped from the scaffolding and was injured by the fall on the platform.

“Employed by Punj Lloyd, one of our contractor partners, Singh fell while fixing electric lights at platform level in Srirampura station,” BMRCL Chief Public Relations Officer B L Y Chavan said in an official note.

He said Singh was immediately rushed to Victoria Hospital where he was operated for the fracture to the backbo­ne on Wednesday.

“He succumbed to injuries  at the hospital,” he said, adding that an inquiry has been initiated by the authorities. A case has been registered by Subramanyapura police, sources said.

While a case has been registered after the death of Singh, there was no confirmation if BMRCL has reported the other incident, in which Srinivas Murthy, 45, was injured after construction material fell on his head during Metro’s segment launching activity near Dasarahalli market.

Murthy, a vegetable vendor is nursing a head injury at M S Ramaiah Hospital, after a nut (metal) fell on his head near Dasarahalli market around 3.30 pm on Wednesday.
Metro work on the stretch is being carried out by JMC Limited, a contractor partner of BMRCL.

Chavan, in a statement said, Murthy was first taken to Sanjeevini Hospital as it was the nearest and then later shifted to Ramaiah Hospital.

 “After a CT scan, he was operated upon and the doctors have kept him under observation. JMC has borne all the expenditure for the treatment and Murthy’s family has been informed about the same,” he added.

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