A 25-year-old driver was crushed to death on Friday after a girder fell on him while construction work was underway at metro line 2A in Mumbai’s Kadivali. The incident took place on Friday on the Western Express Highway. The construction of the Mumbai Metro Line 2A is in progress in the area.
Arshad Shaikh, an employee of the construction company J Kumar, was driving an escorting vehicle behind a trailer that was transporting the girder to Dahisar, he said.
The girder, weighing at least 100 tonnes, was apparently not secured properly, as it fell on the escorting vehicle, senior inspector of Samta Nagar police station Raju Kasbe said.
While two other passengers escaped the crash by jumping out of the vehicle, Shaikh was crushed to death, he said.
An offence under section 304 (A) (death by negligence) has been registered against the driver of the trailer and the probe is underway, he said.