Labourer killed after newly built slab falls on him at Vashi
The row house at sector 7 in Vashi where a slab fell on a worker on Friday, killing him.
A 30-year-old labourer was killed after a slab fell on him in Vashi on Friday.
The incident occurred at Row House number 23 in sector 7 of Vashi. The row house was being renovated and the labourer, Durga Asan, was on the premises working.
Suddenly, he was buried under the debris after the slab collapsed.
The body had to be retrieved by cutting the slab. The police have registered a case of negligence against the contractor.
Vashi station officer in charge Prabhakar Gade said, “Renovation work was going on in the house when the slab fell. The worker was caught in it, with his head and hands above the fallen slab and the rest of the body below it.”
He added, “We had to first tie him up and then cut the slab to retrieve the body, which was then sent to NMMC hospital.”
The house owner, who has been identified only as Bhatnagar, works at JNPT. No family member was present in the house at the time of the accident.
Vashi police inspector Suraj Padvi said, “The extension work was going on at the house. The worker was removing a shed after building the slab when it fell on him, killing him.”
He added, “We have registered a case of negligence against the contractor Hemant Sahani. He had not taken adequate safety measures.”
Padvi said, “We are inquiring into the matter. If the owner of the house is found to be responsible, action will be taken against him as well.”
According to Vashi ward officer, Mahendrasingh Thoke, “No permission had been taken from us for the renovation and extension work that was on at the house. We will inquire into the matter and take necessary action.”
Local corporator Vaibhav Gaikwad said that the permission application was under process.