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Man Dies in Accident in Mumbai's Under-Construction Metro Line - Report

Infra News - Published on Tue, 17 Sep 2019

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ANI reported that one person died and one sustained injuries in an accident in a tunnel shaft of the under-construction Mumbai Metro line on Friday. The accident occurred between Seepz station and the ramp at Sariput Nagar. The station and the ramp lie at the northern end of the 33.5 kilometer long underground corridor near Aarey Milk Colony.

According to a spokesperson of the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation, the incident occurred when the two workers were breaking a rock with a rock splitter. During the breaking of rock with rock splitter in the cross passage work between Seepz and the ramp, a piece of rock mass from the tunnel face collapsed and fell down trapping two labourers.

The spokesperson added that "Immediate action was taken to remove the rock mass with the help of a power pack and the two persons were taken to the hospital. One person is stable and under treatment. Unfortunately the second injured was declared dead by a doctor."

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 17 Sep 2019
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