Category: Workplace Safety Watch

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 […]

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 […]

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