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24-year-old carpenter falls to death from tenth floor of underconstruction building

The deceased, Rajath Barman, had finished his lunch and was on his way to the tenth floor of the building in Bengaluru when he fell down to the ground and died. His brother has filed a complaint citing negligence of the building owner, alleging that safety arrangements were lacking.

24-year-old carpenter falls to death from tenth floor of underconstruction building
Bengaluru, First Published May 25, 2019, 12:58 PM IST
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Bengaluru: Rajath Barman, a 24-year-old carpenter from West Bengal died after falling from the tenth floor of an underconstruction building in Gunjur near Varthur, Bengaluru, on Wednesday. He was working in a building which was a project of Aditya Construction.

Rajath had been working in the building for about eight months and was also residing in the same building. According to reports, he was on his way to the tenth floor after lunch on Wednesday, when he slipped and fell down to the ground. Although he was rushed to a hospital, he could not be saved.

Brother of the deceased, Amith Barman, said that the builder had failed to provide proper safety arrangements for the workers. He sought legal action against Aditya Construction. Amith has filed a complaint of negligence against Avinash from Aditya Construction, Vishal, project manager, site supervisor Ramu and contractor Alok.

Varthur Police have booked all four of them under IPC Section304A (causing death due to negligence). Further investigation on the case is currently underway.

In another instance from April this year, two labourers died and 12 others were left injured when the roof of the third floor in an underconstruction car parking facility collapsed on them. The incident occurred in Yeshwanthpur at around 4.30 am. According to eyewitness reports, the workers fell from over 30 feet when the scaffolding gave way, along with concrete and debris. The deceased were identified as Rahul Goswami (19) and Rakesh (21). The RMC Yard Police filed cases of negligence and later arrested the contractor and the site engineer.

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