Category: Workplace Safety Watch

Workplace Safety Watch – March 2021

01 March: Halappa Gurav (25) and Yallappa Harijan (22) died after a mound of mud used for the construction of a house collapsed on top of them in Biranholi village, Belagavi district, Karnataka. Police registered a case. 03 March: Junaid Mandad died and Shabir Ahmad Nengroo was critically injured after a concrete slab of an […]

Workplace Safety Watch – February 2021

01 February: Three construction workers, Chandran (60), Raman (55) and Jayaraman (55), died and three others were injured when a 65-year-old building that they were demolishing collapsed on them in Madurai. The workers did not have any protective gear or equipment while carrying out the demolition work. 01 February: Saurabh Tripathi died and six others […]

Workplace Safety Watch : January 2021

03 January: Amit Das (16), a child labour was crushed to death after falling in a wheat grinder at a flour mill in Nahargarh, Rajasthan. Police registered a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder and one under the Juvenile Justice Act against the employer. 10 January: Shek Angar (34), a construction worker, was […]

Workplace Safety Watch – December 2020

03 December: Ramesh Kumar (35) died after a wall collapsed at a pumping station of HPCL in Visakhapatnam due to heavy water seepage. Police have registered a case of accidental death. 05 December: Bagyanathan (48) a Tangedco wireman and a contract worker Dayalan (38) died of electrocution while attending to an electricity fault in the […]

Workplace Safety Watch – November 2020

2 November: Eight workers died – M Veluthayee (45), P Lakshmi (40), P Suruliammal, K Ayyamal (65), S Kaleshwari (45), P Lakshmi (45), M Mahalakshmi (45) and R Sundaramoorthy (39) – because of a fire accident (on Oct. 23) at Rajalakshmi Fireworks unit in Madurai. The CM of Tamil Nadu announced Rs. 2 lakh compensation […]

Workplace Safety Watch – September 2020

Sanitation On 19 Sept., Rambhai Lalani (25) died at the Civil Hospital, Rajkot after 9 days of treatment. Lalani was brought to the hospital after inhaling toxic gases when he got down to clean a sewer behind Modern School in Bhagwatipara, Rajkot on 10 September 2020. Manga Solanki, his contractor has been booked by the […]

Workplace Safety Watch – August 2020

Construction On 15 Aug., 2 workers Karn Sahoo and Saddam Khan were killed while another worker Vinod Kuma survived grave injuries after wall of an under construction building collapsed on them. Police have registered a FIR under IPC 304A.  Suraiya Begam (45) and Giano Devi (55) were killed on 3 Aug., as a mound they […]

Workplace Safety Watch – August 2020

Manufacturing On 30 July, explosion at pharma factory Venkata Narayana Active Ingredients at Nellore, Tamil Nadu killed Sayeed Hafeez and left 3 other workers with serious burn injuries On 29 July, Tarun Sharma (23) a contract worker employed by NTPC at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant died after the boat he took with a 10 […]

Workplace Safety Watch – June 2020

Construction On 1 June, Shrimant Balasaheb Gaikwad (27), a worker at Chakan factory, died upon falling off the roof into a shut furnace. He was made to climb up the roof that was 35 feet above the ground level to change a transparent sheet. A case under sections 304(a) (causing death due to negligence) of […]

Workplace Safety Watch – May 2020

On May 6, Paresh Parekh (50), a worker at a food processing company at Vadodara died upon suffering a head injury when the company’s faulty dryer machine broke and hit him while conducting a food maintenance test. On May 22, a mess worker at AIIMS Delhi, died of Covid 19 after being refused to be […]

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