Category: Workplace Safety Watch

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 […]

July 2018

On 28 July, 3 workers Rohit Jadhav (18), Vijay Chavda (19) and Adam Sama (24) died due to electrocution while 2 others sustained serious injuries while putting up an electric pole. The workers were employed under contract by Paschim Gujarat Vij Company Ltd. (PGVCL). On 31 July, Sanjay Kumar Singh (45) employed as a lineman […]

lack of safety provisions lead to the death of 3 construction workers in Ahmedabad

Sanitation Dalsukh Chabaria (35), hired by an Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation contractor to remove night soil from a sewer near Riyaz Hotel in Jamalpur, Ahmedabad, died of suffocation on 12 June on entering a manhole, without safety gear. The family of the worker refused to accept the body, till the names of the municipal commissioner Mukesh […]

Loco pilot of Mumbai local train dies in accident

Construction Two construction workers died, Gunasekaran (23), from Tiruvarur, and Raja (26), and two others sustained grievous injuries, Manikandan (25) and Arul (25) from Cuddalore, after balcony slabs collapsed from the third floor of a building under construction on Spurtank Road, Chetpet in Chennai on 30 May. Sanitation Two migrant contract workers, Santosh (28) and […]

Sanitation workers die while working at the Taj Vivanta Hotel

Domestic work: On 12 April 2018, a domestic worker, Bubli (18) died after falling 13 floors through a shaft at the residential complex, Angel Jupiter Society in Indirapuram. She had been employed by the builder to clean a few unoccupied flats in a tower of the housing society, Construction: On 16 April 2018, a construction […]

Workers trapped in factory fire as all exit doors were locked from outside

Construction: On 2 March 2018, 3 construction workers, K Ramesh (20), M Alamelu (50) and Laxmanan (50), died and 2 workers sustained serious injuries after a wall collapsed in Tiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu. The incident occurred when the workers were engaged in digging a trench along the compound wall of a century old mutt to […]

Workplace Safety Watch

Sanitation: 2 sanitation workers Ravi Kumar (28) and Ramu (25) died of suffocation after they entered into a septic tank of Hotel Yumlok, Bengaluru on 13 February 2018. Both the workers were from Raichur and were employed on contract by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). Murugesan and Maari, employed at Chem Ethic Solutions, Kanchipuram, […]

January-2018

Sanitation: 4 contract sanitation workers, Rameshwar Heramsingh (45), Satyanarayan Singh (40), Vishwanath Singh (32), Ramnath Singh (48) died and Pareshnath Singh (49) got severely injured in Mumbai when the crane pulley being used to haul up the workers from 9 metre deep manhole snapped on 1 January. 3 sanitation workers, Madegowda, Narayanaswamy and Srinivas died […]

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