Labourer killed by falling rebar in Pune Metro

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A 27-year-old labourer was killed after a bundle of rebars had fallen on him at a Pune Metro shed near Siddhi Lawns in Pimple Gurav last Friday morning (7th Jan 2021). The incident occurred when a crane lifting the rebar dropped from a height.

The deceased has been identified as Eklash Nazeer Shaikh, a migrant labourer who was staying at the Pimple Gurav labour camp. A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered at the Sangvi police station against the crane operator, Sudhir Kumar Roy.

The crane operator has allegedly escaped from the scene and the police have launched a search operation to nab Roy.

Officials said they will try to ascertain whether the crane operator’s negligence or any foul play was involved.

An official from Sangvi police station said that Shaikh sustained fatal injuries even though he was wearing a helmet.

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