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2 labourers fall to death from under-construction building in Mumbai

Cops said the men were not given any safety equipment and were working without helmets. They also said that there was no safety net around the higher floors to prevent such accident...

mumbai Updated: Feb 14, 2017 12:04 IST
Farhan Shaikh
The incident occurred on Sunday around 11.30 am while the labourers were working on the seventh floor.
The incident occurred on Sunday around 11.30 am while the labourers were working on the seventh floor. (Shutterstock)

Two construction labourers died after falling off an under-construction building in Goregaon (West) on Sunday. The incident occurred around 11.30 am.

According to the police, the duo was employed with a private construction company at a building in Siddharth Nagar. The incident took place while the two men, later identified as Riju Sher Afghan Khan, 26, and Islam Sai, 22, were working on the seventh floor.

The duo fell off the building after losing their balance. Cops said the men were not given any safety equipment and were working without helmets. They also said that there was no safety net around the higher floors to prevent such accident.

The victims were rushed to the Cooper Hospital where they were declared dead on arrival, following which the police were informed.

“A case has been registered two employees of the construction company for causing death by negligence,” said an officer from Goregaon police station.

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