Worker killed in accident at metro rail site

In the sixth fatal accident at a Metro Rail construction site, a 32-year-old labourer from Bihar died on Saturday night here after iron rods fell on him near Rippon Building.
Work was suspended at the Metro Rail construction site near Chennai Central
Work was suspended at the Metro Rail construction site near Chennai Central

Chennai

Police said that an iron-rod structure which is used to make pillars at the underground stations fell on the victim Amarendar Ram around 9.30 pm, causing severe injuries to his head. The helmet he was wearing was of no help. 
He was first rushed to National Hospital and then to Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH) where he succumbed, without responding to treatment. Amarendar’s wife was in their hometown in Bihar, while he had been working at the Metro Rail project along with his kin. The work at the site was suspended due to the accident. When contacted, CMRL authorities said that the accident was most unexpected. 
“All the workers have been insured by their respective contractors and the kin of the deceased will be provided with compensation,” the official added. At least six persons have died so far due to accidents during the metro rail work in the city.
PREVIOUS ACCIDENTS
  • June 2015: A 30-year-old software engineer L Giridharan was killed on the spot as an iron rod fell on him at St Thomas Mount
  • January 2015: A 22-year-old worker died after he fell off a scaffolding at the Chennai Metro Rail construction site in Meenambakkam
  • January 2014: A crane toppled over and killed a 20-year-old construction worker at Saidapet
  • January 2013: A 22-year-old construction worker was killed and three others were injured between Alandur and St Thomas Mount
  • August 2012: A construction worker was killed and six others were seriously injured due to a crane boom failure near Pachaiyappa’s College.

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