One person was killed and 14 others sustained injuries in an accident that took place at a construction site on East Coast Road at Mamallapuram on Thursday.

According to police, the incident took place around 1 p.m. when the workers were engaged in spreading concrete mixture for the roof of a portico of a single-storied building, being constructed by a private resort. While one person was trapped beneath the heap of centering materials and concrete mixture, 14 others sustained injuries. All the injured persons were rushed to a private hospital at Kelambakkam.

The deceased was later identified as Kumar (46) of Achiruvakkam.