This is when Vicky went in to save them,” said Ram Singh, union leader of MCG sanitation workers.
MCG joint commissioner (zone 1) Mukesh Kumar did not reply to calls or messages.This is the fourth incident in less than a year of a worker dying in a sewer pipeline.
The rescued workers were taken to the hospital and are out of danger.Singh added that Vicky was working for a MCG contractor and was also related to him.
The contractor could not be approached for a comment.
As in all such cases, none of the workers had oxygen masks this time, too.In October last year, three housekeeping workers of an auto spare parts company near Hero Honda Chowk died of suffocation while trying to save one of their colleagues from drowning in a septic tank.Sanitation workers have time and again been asking for basic requirements such as uniforms, oxygen masks, gloves and cleaning supplies.After continuous strikes by workers, MCG had assured them at the end of 2017 that they would be given essential supplies in two months.However, over six months later, workers are still risking their lives for cleaning the city’s filth.