A rail worker of Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. (CMRL) died on Saturday after an iron rod at the construction site fell on his head around 8:30pm.
Amarendra Ram, the deceased, hailed from Bihar.
On Saturday, while he was collecting scrap from the bottom floor of an underground station worksite, an iron rod fell on his head.
The incident happened at the construction site of the metro rail station near Chennai Central.
The work was in progress for the last few years.
A police officer told The Times of India that an iron rod was not properly fixed and it fell when the victim was standing on the ground floor. It fell through the gaps and hit his head.
Reportedly, it fell from a height of 90 feet and Amarendra sustained severe injuries on his head.
When the co-workers heard him screaming, they came to his rescue and immediately took him to a private hospital. He was later shifted to Rajiv Gandhi government hospital but died there.
The Periamet police has filed a complaint calling it an accidental death and the investigation is in process.
A police officer told TOI that there was no safety net at the site and it was doubtful whether the worker was wearing a helmet.
However, a Chennai Metro rail official claimed that safety kits are distributed to all the employees.
A CMRL official told The New Indian Express that they have always made sure that safety gears are distributed and they insist people to wear helmets at the construction site.