Construction Accidents

Bangladeshi worker crushed by 'jumbo bag'

  • Police had first stated that he was hit by a falling cement bag
  • A 24-year-old Bangladeshi worker was killed in the accident
  • Safety at construction sites in the heavily congested capital city has been heavily scrutinized

Aishath Shaany
Shaaknee

K. Male' 2019 Jul 11 | Thu 11:00 2,637 local

A 24-year-old Bangladeshi worker was killed in the accident on Wednesday - Twitter

While a foreign worker died after a construction accident on Wednesday, police said that he was crushed under a jumbo bag.

Police had first stated that he was hit by a falling cement bag.

Noting that this was "a mistake”, the police media officer told RaajjeMV that he was hit in the head by a jumbo bag filled with cement bags.

A 24-year-old Bangladeshi worker was killed in the accident on Wednesday.

Police said that he was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

The accident occurred at a building being constructed by Jaah Investment Private Limited, near Central Park in Hulhumalé. There was another incident in the same building earlier this week.

Safety at construction sites in the heavily congested capital city has been heavily scrutinized; a seven-year-old girl was killed in a similar accident last December while another Bangladeshi worker was killed in February.

The seven-year-old’s death prompted an immediate inspection of all construction sites. Ordered by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, the inspection was conducted by the planning ministry.

Last updated at: 4 months ago | Reviewed by: Leevan Ali

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