Category: Workplace Safety Watch

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 […]

Workplace Safety Watch – COVID Issue

On 28 February, four factory workers were killed and 28 were injured in a chemical factory blast in Haryana’s Bahadurgarh. The injured include five children and twelve women. The Chief Minister has announced an ex-gratia of 2 lakhs for the family members of the deceased. On 2 March, Gaurang Gowda (50), who was not provided […]

Workplace Safety Watch – March 2020

On 1 February, Sanjeev Kumar (42), working as an ammonia operator died from a gas leak in the maintenance unit of Haldiram’s. The building had 300 people working who had to be immediately evacuated. On 1 February, Sunder Pal (35) and Akash Kumar (19) were burnt to death in a fire at a factory unit […]

Workplace Safety Watch – January 2020

Sanitation On 31 Dec., Arunkumar Patel (43), Manoj Goswami (41) died in Goregaon (east) opposite Hub mall due to asphyxiation in an eight-feet-deep MTNL duct that had three-feet sewage water in it. Arunkumar had entered the duct to place his tools and upon his failing to return, Manoj followed to check on him. An investigation […]

Workplace Safety Watch – December 2019

Construction: On 17 December, Rahul, a construction worker, died of electrocution upon coming in contact with a live wire hanging from a switchboard when he went downstairs to start the motor at Jumbo tower in Jamshedpur. On 22 December, Mohammad Zuber (25) died after the lift at an under-construction building fell from the fourth floor […]

Workplace Safety Watch – November 2019

Sanitation On November 25, Ashok (35) was killed of asphyxiation while Rohit (30), Sai (50) and Gorelal (35) were grievously injured while cleaning a sewer in the North West Delhi’s Shakurpur area. All 4 workers were employed on contract by PWD. The police have arrested the contractor Rajkumar (27) and private supervisor Babloo Ram (25) […]

Workplace Safety Watch – October 2019

Construction On 26 October, Masibur Rehman (24) and Mohammad Muslim (20) hailing from West Bengal and Bihar respectively died after falling from the 15th floor of an under construction building in Pune, Maharashtra. The duo was engaged in bringing down waste when the wire of the gondola lift snapped. The building was part of real-estate […]

Workplace Safety Watch – September 2019

Sanitation On 27 Sept., 3 workers Happy, Dhoni and Badrinath died of asphyxiation when they entered to clean an oil tanker in a private oil refinery in Abohar. A case under sections 304 (culpable homicide) and 34 (common intent) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been filed against the 3 owners Sher Singh, Gursevak […]

Workplace Safety Watch – August, 2019

Manufacturing On 27 August, Navin Kumar (47) was killed due to an electric shock after the machine he was working on developed a technical snag. Navin was employed in a plastic bag manufacturing company in Shimlapuri , Ludhiana. Police have initiated an enquiry under Section 174 of Code of Criminal Procedure (Cr.PC). On 25 August, […]

Workplace Safety Watch – July 2019

Construction On 23 July, Rahul Kumar (21), Kirpal Kumar (29) and Surendra Kumar (48) were killed as safety locks of a temporary lift were accidently released in an under-construction MLA (Member of Legislative Assembly) quarters in Amravati, Andhra Pradesh. The workers, employed on contract by Nagarjuna Construction Company (NCC), were migrants from Bihar. The police […]

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