A construction worker died after a crane atop a skyscraper in Parel collapsed on Friday afternoon. Another woman was injured in the incident, which is the second in this week.
The incident occurred at an under-construction site at Jerbai Wadia Road near Mahatma Phule College in Parel. The 40-storey building is a part of a slum rehabilitation project.
“The crane was on the 20th floor when it collapsed. A part of the crane fell on the neighbouring chawl, injuring the woman,” said Arun Inarkar, senior inspector, RAK Marg police station.
“We are in the process of ascertaining the identity of the worker who died,” Inarkar said.
The woman, Savita Pendavle, has been admitted to KEM hospital. Many workers were deployed at the construction site but most of them were out for lunch when the incident occurred.
The crane operator, too, was out when the incident occurred.
We will book the crane operator and other people concerned under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 304 A (causing death by negligence),” Inarkar said.
On Monday morning, a 28-year-old worker had died after a crane boom fell on him during the construction of a bridge at Govandi. According to the Shivaji Nagar police, the incident occurred around 9.30am at 90-feet road.
The civic body had taken up the work to construct a bridge on top of a nullah. The victim had been the helper to the crane driver.
Investigations had revealed that the incident occurred because of loose fittings. The police have arrested the crane operator.