Safety derailed again at metro site, rider hurt

Updated - November 16, 2021 08:49 pm IST

Published - July 30, 2013 12:45 am IST - Bangalore:

Barely 24 hours after a supervisor at a Namma Metro worksite was killed when a six-tonne steel frame collapsed on him, a rider was injured on Monday when an iron beam fell on his motorcycle along the same stretch.

According to the police, Sridhar (38) was passing by the worksite near Gorguntepalya, when the H-beam came crashing down on his vehicle, injuring him.

He is being treated at a private hospital and is said to be out of danger.

Given that Sunday’s accident at the construction site near Peenya junction was fresh in the mind, the public staged a protest and forced work to stop, expressing anger at the “negligence” of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL).

The RMC Yard police rushed to the spot and dispersed the crowd. “We have not filed a case as it was a minor incident and there is no complaint,” they said.

‘Barricaded area’

Meanwhile, an official release from BMRCL confirmed that the H-beam was dropped while the work material was being lowered with a rope, “within our barricaded area”. The two-wheeler had entered the barricaded area because of a traffic jam, and the rider fell after his “vehicle hit the H-beam”. He was provided first aid at the site and after confirmation that he was fine, the rider left, the release added.

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