New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) A site supervisor was killed on Tuesday after a streetlight mast allegedly fell on him at a Delhi Metro construction site on Tuesday, police said.
The deceased has been identified as Dilip Kumar Chowdhary, 44, who was with one of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation contractors working on the new Phase 4 corridor between Majlis Park and Maujpur, the police said.
According to the police, Chowdhary, along with few others, was conducting a survey for the project at Jagatpur area when the accident occurred.
He was then rushed to the Trauma Centre near Kashmere Gate, where the doctors declared brought dead.
“We received a call at around 12.02 pm from Trauma Centre about the case.
“A case has been registered under section 304 A (death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code and probe in the matter is underway,” Deputy Commissioner of Police, North, Monika Bhardwaj said.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Metro in a statement said that it will enquire into the incident. In its statement, the DMRC said Chowdhary passed away, after a light mast placed on the median of the road near Jagatpur village fell on him.
“He was working as a site supervisor and was overseeing the barricade fixing work, as the contractor was cordoning off the site for start of viaduct work. Prima facie, the light mast seems to have fallen on its own,” the statement from the Delhi Metro read.