Two workers killed at metro bus construction site in Rawalpindi

Five workers buried while digging a road for construction of project


Web Desk August 12, 2014

RAWALPINDI: Two construction workers were killed and three others were injured on Tuesday while working on the metro bus project in Rawalpindi, Express News reported.

The incident took place near Peshawar Mor where workers were digging a road for the construction of the project. However, the exact details of the incident have not been ascertained as of yet.

Rescue teams managed to save three workers, one of whom is reportedly in critical condition. The injured have been taken to a local hospital for medical treatment.

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif inaugurated the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus Project in March this year. The project is expected supposed to complete in March 2015.

COMMENTS (2)

Engr. Peer | 6 years ago | Reply The contractors and the consultants, NESPAK share a joint responsibility in safeguarding the life of workers at construction sites by implementing safety procedures. Both are responsible for the death of two poor laborers and need to be punished following an immediate inquiry. The overseeing agency is grossly negligent as No shoring in violation of contract specification, was provided by the contractor for this height of excavation in soil which is prone to slides & slumps in rainy season.Interestingly NESPAK is the Designer/author of this project & well conversant with the soil profile of the capital.
ryzvonusef | 6 years ago | Reply

This is NLC's package, why are their safety standards so low?

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