One labourer dies at Aiims campus after falling off under-construction building

New Delhi: A 26-year-old labourer died while two others suffered severe injuries after they fell from the fourth floor of an under- construction building on the Aiims campus on Wednesday evening.

The deceased has been identified as Diwakar. The injured persons, Lokesh (24) and Sushil (23), have been admitted to the Aiims Trauma Centre, police said.

Aiims campus. File photo. AFP

Aiims campus. File photo. AFP

According to police, the incident took place at around 5 p.m. at the under-construction mother-and-child ward of the premier medical institute in Delhi.

The three labourers were working on the ceiling of the fourth floor when a beam slipped and fell on the plank on which they were standing, sending them crashing 60 feet down, they said.

The trio was rushed to the Aiims Trauma Centre where Diwakar was declared brought dead.

The incident took place close to where two labourers died and three others were severely injured last month in a cave-in at an under-construction site near the Aiims mortuary.

Several persons have been questioned in connection with the incident today and it has prima facie emerged that the builder, a prominent name, had adequate knowledge of the risk to which the workers were exposed, the official said, adding that senior police officials have visited the site of the mishap and inquiries are on into the matter.

Updated Date: Apr 13, 2016 22:26 PM

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