Two labourers die while laying sewer pipeline in Noida

first_imgNoida: Two contractual labourers died after drowning in water while pursuing a pipeline laying work at a sewer in Salarpur area of Noida on late Thursday night.Following the incident, the Noida authority has terminated a junior engineer for dereliction of duty and filed an FIR against the labour contractor for negligence. The incident occurred around 9 pm when the two deceased workers, identified as Aslam (39) and Hamid (20), were putting up a sewer line under the Dadri Surajpur Chhalera (DSC) road. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesAs per reports, the workers were working in a 12 feet deep ditch when the adjacent drain leaked and they were drowned. Both of them got stuck between the pipe and wall while the mud collapsed over them with the water flow and both of them got buried underneath. Cops said that they reached the spot around 10 pm and a crane was arranged to begin with the rescue operation. “Police teams began the rescue operation around 10 pm but were unable to trace the victims. We immediately called the NDRF team who reached the spot around midnight and a much intensified rescue operation was again started around 3 am. Both the bodies were recovered on early Friday morning around 6:30 am and 7 am respectively,” said Prashant Kapil, Station House officer of sector 39 police station. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarMeanwhile a few other labourers working at the site said that none of the labourers were provided with the safety kit and other equipments which are necessary to be given to the workers before they enter any such sewerage. Also, they alleged that the contractor started the work late in evening and continued till night. Rajesh Kumar Singh, Officer on Special Duty (OSD), Noida authority told Millennium Post that the authority has terminated junior engineer Pawan Kumar for dereliction of duty while the authority has also registered an FIR against the contractor Hariom Singh who violated the norm by engaging workers at night. “It’s very unfortunate for such a incident to happen and we will ensure strict actions against those responsible for this. The JE has been dismissed while a police complaint has been made against the contractor,” said Singh. The officer further said that the matter of compensation to the family of deceased is also under consideration. Earlier in 2017 also, three sanitation workers died of suffocation while cleaning a sewer line at BDS market in sector 110, Noida. The lack of safety measures and negligence from the contractor was also highlighted in the incident. However, the Noida authority announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakhs each for the family of deceased persons.last_img

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