Delhi Metro construction debris injures man

July 19th, 2008 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) A malfunctioning crane at a Delhi Metro construction site resulted in some construction material falling on a passing car, seriously injuring the driver, here Friday evening. The driver was trapped inside the Tavera car due to the debris and sustained multiple fractures.

“A crane at a Metro construction site near Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital malfunctioned this evening, because of which some construction material fell on a Tavera vehicle,” Delhi Metro spokesman Anuj Dayal said.

The incident took place at around 7 p.m.

“The car driver was trapped inside the vehicle for some time and suffered multiple fractures in the legs. However, two passengers of the car came out safely. One received minor injuries. The driver and the injured person have been admitted to RML Hospital,” Dayal added.

He said senior Metro authorities have rushed to the spot and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has ordered an enquiry into the incident.

“DMRC will also pay the maximum compensation as per law and look after the complete treatment of the injured,” Dayal said.

He said a full review of all Metro construction activities has been ordered by DMRC in construction sites close to public roads and public access areas.

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