Construction worker hospitalised after scaffolding collapses at building site in Noida
The scaffolding at the site of construction in Cleo County in Sector 121 came loose triggering its collapse from the level of second floor.Updated: Mar 27, 2018 17:27 IST
Hindustan Times, Noida
One labourer was hospitalised and a few of his colleagues were treated for minor injuries on Tuesday after a scaffolding at a housing construction site collapsed in Noida’s Sector 121.
According to eyewitnesses, the scaffolding at the site of construction in Cleo County in Sector 121 came loose triggering its collapse from the level of second floor at around 10:30 am. Most of them walked away with minor injuries. However, one labourer had to be taken to a local hospital.
The victim, Mazharul (25), was brought to the hospital at around 11 am, where he is currently undergoing treatment. According to a hospital staffer who did not wish to be named, Mazharul’s injuries are not grave and that he had suffered bruises on his legs, an injury on the back of his head and a probable fracture on his nose. The staffer also said that the worker will undergo more tests to determine the complete extent of his injuries.
Police officials said the accident was unlikely due to human error.
“From all that we have heard, it seems like it was an accident. We have received no complaints. In case we get one, we will investigate,” said Amit Kumar Singh, station house officer, Phase-3 police station.
But the developer suspects human error could have led to the accident.
Amit Modi, director, ABA Corp., which is developing the Cleo County project, said all the labourers involved in the opening and dismantling process were full equipped with mandatory safety equipments, including harnesses and helmets.
“Even though we are conducting an intensive internal investigation on the incident along with the onsite engineers and supervisors of contractors, but prima facie it seems like a case of human error by one of the labourers who subconsciously ended up putting weight on the scaffolding which had already been unlocked due to ongoing dismantling process, and further triggered the collapse due to body weight,” he added.
Modi said there was no serious to any of the workers. “Only one labourer who was part of the dismantling team got minor injuries which needed stitches. He was not only immediately attended by the onsite medical staff, but also rushed to the nearest hospital within first few minutes of the incident since he seemed to be in a state of shock and is now being medically attended,” he said.
Mazharul is a resident of Malda in West Bengal and has been working as a construction labourer for the past few years in Delhi-NCR, said his co-workers.
“He has been working here for some time now. He left his family back home and has been living at the construction site,” said Munna, another labourer who worked at the site. Munna was not involved in the accident.
He said that Mazharul and a few other workers had climbed the scaffolding at around 10 am. “All of a sudden, the earth around the scaffolding came loose and the structure collapsed. They all fell from two stories up. The others suffered minor injuries but Mazharul had to be taken to hospital,” Munna said.
First Published: Mar 27, 2018 12:44 IST