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Accident at WTP in Jaipur: Two employees detained

A case of causing death due to negligence registered.

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April 11, 2017, 4:59 pm

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Jaipur: The city police have arrested two employees working in the maintenance wing of World Trade Park, Jaipur’s one of the most famous shopping malls, a day after two labourers fell to death while four others were injured in a mishap. The labourers were trying to repair water leakage from the ceiling that connects WTP’s two blocks when the accident occurred.

“We had registered a case of causing death due to negligence. After receiving written complaints from the family members of the deceased and injured labourers, we have detained two people who were part of the team responsible for the shopping mall’s maintenance,” a police officer said.

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The WTP administration has announced a compensation of Rs 2.5 lakh each to the kin of deceased labourers, while Rs 1 lakh each to the family members of the labourers who were injured.

The incident occurred around 2.30 pm. The labourers were using a step ladder. It bent when six labourers climbed on it. Two labourers, identified as Narendra (30) and Sandeep (40), were killed on the spot after falling from a height of 60 feet. Four others are undergoing treatment.

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It has come up during preliminary investigation that mandatory safety precautions were not being exercised. The labourers were not wearing helmets. Labourers usually use ropes to tie themselves, but the police didn’t find any such measures being taken by the mall administration.

Inaugurated in 2012, World Trade Park is the biggest shopping mall in Jaipur’s Malviya Nagar area.

First published: April 11, 2017