Indian killed in Bahrain construction site accident

October 10th, 2008 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS  

Dubai, Oct 10 (IANS) A 33-year-old Indian worker was killed in a construction site accident in Bahrain, media reports said Friday.Vijay Kumar was trying to get into his excavator’s loader when he was hit by a massive drilling machine Thursday at Tubli, south of Manama, the Gulf Daily News reported.

According to the report, as the drilling machine operated by another worker identified as Mohammed Hafiz Abdul swung to expel material, Kumar got in its way. He died instantly after being hit on the head and chest.

“As the driller was taking the swing, Mr. Kumar was trying to get into his machine. He got sandwiched between the two machines,” Imtiaz Ahmed, general manager of Keller Grundbau, of which Abdul was an employee, said.

Kumar worked for Al Hadriya Contractors.

Police have launched an investigation into the incident and have arrested Abdul.

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