Mumbai: Labourer killed after part of ceiling collapses
Accident took place when workers were trying to remove plaster from the ceiling of a private parking lot
Yogendra Ram was rushed to JJ Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival
A labourer was killed after part of ceiling of a car shed collapsed on him and another person, while they were undertaking renovation work. The incident took place in a private car parking area in Gamdevi on Thursday afternoon. According to a police official, both labourers were working at the site, when the incident took place.
The incident occurred around 1 pm, when labourers, Yogendra Ram, 50, and Kishor Ramade, 35, were trying to remove plaster from the ceiling of the parking lot. The plaster fell on both of them, injuring Ram badly. He was rushed to JJ Hospital, but was declared dead on arrival. Ramade's condition is currently stable. The hospital authorities are trying to reach his family. "His sonography reports have come clean, but we are waiting for the CT scan report to confirm the level of damage. As per initial investigations, he might have developed blood clots," said a doctor.
When contacted, Netaji Bhople, senior police inspector of Gamdevi Police, said, "We are in the process of booking the contractor, who brought the workers and didn't give them safety kits. A case will be registered under IPC Sections 304 and 338 for grievous hurt by act endangering life or person."