Con­trac­tor booked for labourer’s death at Kharghar

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Around 10 days af­ter a labourer Munne Sid­dique, 19, fell from a build­ing and died, the po­lice reg­is­tered a case on Tues­day.

On Fe­bru­ary 14, Sid­dique fell from a build­ing at Sec­tor 7 in Kharghar where he was work­ing. No ar­rest has been made as yet.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred at Arya Ar­cade build­ing. Sid­dique was work­ing on a tin shed on the ter­race of the build­ing when lost his bal­ance and fell, sus­tain­ing se­vere in­juries and died on the spot.

Po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tions in the case have re­vealed that no safety equip­ment had been pro­vided to the worker which led to his fall to death. The po­lice have reg­is­tered a case of neg­li­gence against the con­trac­tor, Vi­jay Shinde.

The Kharghar po­lice had then reg­is­tered a case of ac­ci­den­tal death and be­gun its in­ves­ti­ga­tions. The po­lice learnt that Shinde had not pro­vided Sid­dique with nec­es­sary se­cu­rity equip­ment such as safety belt, hel­met or a safety net. Hence, the con­trac­tor has been held re­spon­si­ble for the death.

The con­trac­tor has de­nied any wrong­do­ing.

A Kharghar po­lice of­fi­cial said, “Based on our find­ings a case of neg­li­gence caus­ing death has been reg­is­tered. Fur­ther ac­tion will fol­low soon.”

ON FE­BRU­ARY 14, 19-YEAR-OLD MUNNE SID­DIQUE WAS WORK­ING ON A TIN SHED WHEN HE LOST HIS BAL­ANCE, FELL AND DIED

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