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Porter dies after iron rods fall on him

mumbai Updated: Jul 12, 2010 02:59 IST
HT Correspondent

The Yellowgate police have booked Ram Avtar Singh, the supervisor of the Bombay Port Trust (BPT), after a porter died in an accident due to the supervisor’s alleged negligence on Friday.

Lal Bahadur Shreto (55), a BPT porter, was cycling back home after his duty hours on Friday when the incident occurred.

Shreto was passing through the four ID dock when a 150 tonne iron bundle fell on him from the trailer. The trailer was being unloaded under the supervision of Singh. Shreto was crushed underneath. He was rushed to the hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

“Singh fled from the spot. We have booked him for negligence as the trailer was being unloaded under his supervision,” said Assistant Sub Inspector S Kadam.