Saturday, May 15, 2010

Since 2006, 88 workers dead at construction sites

At least 88 people, including three children under five years, and a 60-year-old man, have been killed in accidents at construction sites in Ahmedabad since 2006, replies to a series of RTI queries filed at various police stations have revealed. Replies to these RTI queries filed by the Bandhkam Mazdoor Sangathan also show that at least 83 others were badly injured in such accidents. In 71 registered cases with the police stations, 50 were marked as accidental deaths. In most of the tragedies, the police records show details of the accidents and how the victims died.

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