Dumper falls on 30-year-old labourer, crushes him to death in Mumbai

The dumper was in reverse gear when its rear tyre went into a manhole and resulted in the vehicle turning

mumbai Updated: Jan 22, 2018 10:11 IST
Manish Pathak
Manish Pathak
Hindustan Times

A 30-year-old labourer was crushed to death after a dumper carrying sand fell on him in Khar (West) on Saturday. The dumper was in reverse gear when its rear tyre went into a manhole and caused the vehicle to turn. Bharat Waze, the deceased, was standing next to the vehicle to help the driver park it when he got killed.

The Khar police have arrested Baban Dhavale, dumper driver, for causing death owing to rash driving and negligence.

The incident occurred 8.45am on Saturday when Dhavale was trying to park the dumper to unload the sand opposite Anand Vihar Society compound in Khardanda area in Khar (West). Waze, who lived in Vasai, had got off the dumper to help Dhavale but instead got crushed under it.

Senior inspector Ramchandra Jhadav of Khar police station said, “While taking the vehicle in reverse, the dumper’s rear tyre went into a manhole and it turned the vehicle, which crushed Waze to death.”

In another incident, a 27-year-old labourer died after he fell into a duct of an under construction site. The incident occurred at 11.50pm on Friday when Zafar Khan, while working in an under-construction building in Saki Naka area, he lost his balance and fell in the building’s duct. The police have registered a case against the contractor for not taking precautions.

First Published: Jan 22, 2018 10:11 IST