All three of them were reportedly wearing safety helmets

Third accident in Andhra temporary secretariat under construction 3 workers injuredImage for representation
news Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 07:44

Three men were injured on Monday during the construction work of Andhra's temporary Secretariat at Velagapudi after lightweight bricks fell on them from the first floor. 

The workers were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Deccan Chronicle reported:

However, the incident sparked protests from others working on the site, demanding justice and safety for the workers. It may be recalled that  two workers were killed in a freak mishap soon after work on the temporary Secretariat began.

The CRDA site engineer told DC that lightweight bricks which were placed on the sidewall on the first floor, were most probably blown by the wind, and landed on three workers who were removing debris on the ground floor. All three of them were wearing safety helmets.

The construction of the secretariat has not been without controversy.

In May, workers at the site held a massive protest and even pelted stones at the police after a 22-year-old worker, who was cleaning a cement mixer, died after getting sucked in.

In March, a 20-year-old rig operator died after the rig collapsed on him.



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