The incident happened when the worker was cleaning a cement mixer and got sucked in

news Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 07:47


In an incident that triggered protests, a 22-year-old construction worker who was working on the Government Interim Complex at Andhra's Velagapudi village was killed in an accident on Tuesday morning.

The Hindu reported:

The incident sparked an outrage among the construction workers numbering more than 500. They burnt an old ambulance and pelted stones on police even as they tried to remove the body. Under pressure from the workers, police brought the body back to the site.

The report also goes on to quote a CRDA official saying that the incident happened when the worker was cleaning a cement mixer and got sucked in.

The worker has since been identified as Devendra and hailed from Jharkhand.

Deccan Chronicle reported that officials, later in the day, led by Guntur joint collector Sridhar, held talks with the workers and announced a compensation of Rs 20 lakh, following which the protests ended.

This is the second death at the construction site of the temporary secretariat that is being built by the Andhra Pradesh government to relocate its employees from Hyderabad. The first victim was a rig operator Samrat Rout (20), who died when the rig collapsed on him on March 21.

 

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