Four labourers injured in mishap at Mumbai Metro site
Four labourers were injured and a vehicle was damaged in a mishap at a Mumbai Metro site in Mumbai on Monday, police said.mumbai Updated: Nov 30, 2009 23:09 IST
Four labourers were injured and a vehicle was damaged in a mishap at a Mumbai Metro site in Mumbai on Monday, police said.
The incident occurred when the temporary scaffolding and the reinforcement cage at the site of the city's first 11-
km long metro corridor leaned on to one side at Chakala in suburban Andheri, they said.
The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment, police said.
Mumbai Metro One Ltd (MMOPL), the consortium building the line between suburban Andheri and Ghatkopar, said in a
statement, "The incident occurred while pier erection work was being carried on. A car parked near was also damaged. We will ensure that adequate compensation is given to the car owner."
MMOPL is a joint venture between Reliance Infrastructure, Franceas Veolia Transport and Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA).
"We are investigating the incident and exact cause will be determined soon. However, from the initial
investigations, it seems to be an error on part of the contractor's (Simplex) worker," the statement added.
In July second week, a steel scaffolding had fallen due to strong winds at the metro site in Sakinaka but no one
was injured in the incident.