Metro worker falls to death; police allege negligence by officials

  • | Saturday | 29th February, 2020

By Express News ServiceBENGALURU: A 56-year-old labourer working on the installation of an escalator at Pattanagere Metro station on the Mysore Road-Kengeri Line (Reach 2A) fell to his death on Friday morning. Yerrappa, a native of Andhra Pradesh, who was working in the concourse area nearly eight metres above the ground. “While carrying out chipping work for the shaft of the escalator, he slipped and fell down around 11 am. He was immediately shifted to the Hi Tech Hospital and then to Victoria Hospital and was declared dead by 11.45 am, according to an official release from Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL). Based on a complaint, the Kengeri police informed Yerrappa’s family members and said action would be taken against the contractor and BMRCL for not providing safety gear.

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