Category: Workplace Safety Watch

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 […]

Workplace Safety Watch – June 2019

Construction On 9 June 2019, 4 workers; Ezhumalai (40), Anthony Samy, (41), Kathirvelu (60) and Amsavalli were injured will undertaking repairs of a house in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Police intend to question the house owner. On 9 June 2019, 1 worker; Arasiah (46) was killed when a live wire snapped and fell on him. The […]

Workplace Safety Watch – April, May 2019

Construction On 13 May, Ketan Bahirat (45) died after falling from the 15th floor of the ‘Reliance Building’, Continum Complex in Chunabatti, Mumbai, Maharashtra. Ketan who was working as a technician was carrying out maintenance activities of an elevator when he fell into the elevator shaft. On 27 May, 3 construction workers Durgesh (26), Arjun […]

Workplace Safety Watch – March 2019

Construction On 23 March, 19 workers died after an under- construction building collapsed in Dharwad, Karnataka. The police have arrested the owners; Ravi Basavaraj Sabarad, Basavaraj D Nigadi, Gangappa S Shintri, Mahabaleshwar Puradagudi and the architect Vivek Pawar under section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or […]

Workplace Safety Watch – February 2019

Construction On 17 February Raghunath (55) a worker working at the site of an IT complex in Sector 6, Noida, Uttar Pradesh died as the basement he was working in caved in. On 9 February 1 worker died and 3 others were grievously injured at Chinna Jeeyar Swamy mutt, Papanasanam in Tirupati, Tamil Nadu. Workers […]

Workplace Safety Watch| January 2019

Manufacturing On 25 January, 3 contract workers Gopal Singh (45), Nimai Mandal (36) and Ajit Gorai (24) died and several others were injured while cleaning the Ceilo storage tank at the ACC Cement Factory in Dhanbad, Jharkhand. A large quantity of hot cement raw liquid fell on the workers while they were on duty. On […]

Workplace Safety Watch – Nov-Dec 2018

Construction On 25 December, Madurai Veeran (35) died due to asphyxiation after a heap of soil buried him at a construction site in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, while 3 other workers Selvaraj(17), Selvam(40) and Kuppandi(42) survived injuries. The workers were digging a pit for construction of a house at the site owned by Senthil Kumar. On […]

Workplace Safety Watch – October 2018

On 8 October, 4 workers Naushad (28), Vijaypal, Ashok, Karan died and 5 others Mahesh, Ajay, Shadab, Nisarul and Ram Jai Kumar were severely injured, when a scaffolding collapsed in an under construction 18-storey building, ‘Capital City’ by real estate group BPTP in Sector 94, Noida, Uttar Pradesh. An FIR under Sections 304A (causing death […]

Workplace Safety Watch – September 2018

Construction On 28 September, 3 construction workers, S Sonachalam (62), S Mathi (30) and K Sudalai (55) died and another worker C Murugaprabhakar (38) got seriously injured when boulders and gravel fell on them as they were finishing the de-silting of a 70 feet well in Alangulam, Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. Chhotu Kumar (25) […]

Workplace Safety Watch – August 2018

Construction On 19 August, 6 workers Jagjeet Singh, Manjeet Singh, Rameshwar Mukhia, Raghbir Singh, Ranbir Singh and Harpreet Singh died and 7 others were gravely injured when a 30 foot high wall of a under-construction rice sheller collapsed at Fatehgarh Sahib, Chandigarh, Punjab. The police have booked the owners of the sheller, Rajesh Kumar and […]

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