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Bahrain firm to be sued

A construction company in Bahrain faces trial for alleged negligence after an Indian worker was critically hurt at its worksite.

india Updated: Sep 13, 2007 03:08 IST

A construction company in Bahrain faces trial for alleged negligence after an Indian worker was critically injured at its worksite.

Twenty-nine year old Suram Sathyam, hailing from Andhra Pradesh, was rescued after falling into a six-metre deep pit on Monday. His condition is said to be critical in the Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC).

The company was being prosecuted for failing to supervise construction activities and not providing the necessary safety equipment and safeguards, a senior labour ministry official was quoted as saying in the Gulf Daily News.

Doctors treating Sathyam in the hospital's Intensive Care Unit said he suffered severe head and pelvic injuries after falling into the pit, which was dug up to lay sewerage pipes, the report said.

The official said that the worker was staying on an illegal visa and the company could also be prosecuted for that.