Metro worker dies after falling at under construction track

November 23rd, 2008 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) A Metro worker died after he fell at an elevated stretch of the under-construction Delhi Metro corridor in west Delhi early Sunday, police said.The accident took place at 2.00 a.m. in Mundka area on the under-construction Inderlok-Mundka Metro corridor and police said there was no first aid available at the site.

“The worker identified as Hiten Rai slipped and fell on his face when he was working alongside the under-construction track on the concrete safety valve. He was seriously injured on his face, his nose was broken and he was bleeding profusely,” said the investigating officer.

Rai, 40, who hit his head on some iron rods lying on the track was taken to Sanjay Gandhi Hospital in Mongolpuri where he was declared “brought dead”.

“There was no first-aid available at the elevated stretch. However, there is no negligence on part of DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation). The man was wearing the safety helmet and boots given,” the police official added.

DMRC spokesperson Anuj Dayal said: “The man was working along the track and slipped. There is no negligence on the part of DMRC; we are just in the public eye owing to past mishaps. However, details are being worked on.”

Earlier in the month, two people were killed as a tractor dumped mud on them even as they slept at a Metro site in Nangloi.

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