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2 labourers die as lift falls during cleaning of glasses in Mumbai building

Jan 09, 2023 08:00 PM IST

A similar case was reported from the city last year on December 7 when two labourers died apparently after inhaling toxic gas while cleaning an underground chamber.

Two glass window cleaners died on Monday after a hydraulic lift trolley plunged in a 15-storied under-construction building in Mumbai's Worli. The incident was reported to have taken place at 4:30pm at Worli's Avighna Tower.

The incident was reported to have taken place at 4:30pm at Worli's Avighna Tower. (Representative Photo)

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The two labourers were cleaning the building's glass window when suddenly the rope of the lift broke and the contraption crashed to the ground floor, a fire brigade official told news agency PTI. The fire brigade was informed soon after and the two persons were rushed to the city's Nair hospital, where they were declared brought dead.

The official also added that the Worli Police are set to register an FIR (first information report) against the contractor and site supervisor for alleged negligence while details of the deceased are still awaited.

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A similar case was reported from the city last year on December 7 when two labourers died apparently after inhaling toxic gas while cleaning an underground chamber. A case was registered against the site engineer after it emerged the duo was not provided with the necessary safety gear, an official had told PTI. The incident had occurred when three workers- engaged by a private firm- were cleaning an underground chamber in Navi Mumbai's Rabale on December 3.

(With PTI inputs)

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