Haryana News: Four laborers were killed and another was seriously injured on Tuesday after falling from a crane during construction work at a residential society in Gurugram, Haryana. Police officials said the incident took place at around 5.10 pm at the construction site of Emaar Palm Heights, a residential society in Sector 77. He said five workers were fixing a tower crane near the 17th floor of an under-construction building and suddenly an iron angle of the shuttering broke, causing them all to fall. Officials said that four laborers fell on the ground below, while one worker got trapped on the 12th floor of the building.
Action will be taken against the culprits as per law
Police sources said the laborers were taken to a hospital where four of them were declared brought dead. He said that a laborer who was seriously injured is undergoing treatment. He said that the deceased have been identified as Mohammad Tehmeed, resident of Kishanganj in Bihar, Kamod, Naveen and Paramesar, residents of Gopalganj. The injured laborer has been identified as Rajkishore, a resident of Gopalganj in Bihar. Manesar’s assistant police commissioner Suresh Kumar said the incident seemed to have happened due to negligence. He said a team of duty magistrate and police have visited the spot and action will be taken against those found guilty as per law.
The workers were not wearing any protective equipment
Police said that as per preliminary investigation, the laborers (all the welders) were not wearing any protective equipment. They were working at the place for the last seven months. The residential society is being developed by Emaar while the construction work is being done by JJRS. An Emaar spokesperson said: “We express our deep sorrow at the unfortunate and tragic incident. Our condolences and prayers are with the families of the deceased.” He said, “The tragic accident happened during construction work on a tower in Palm Heights by the contractor. We are investigating with our contractor to understand the cause of the incident.”
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