Building worker succumbs to injuries
A 18-year-old building worker who was one among the 28 injured when a scaffolding at the newly-constructed St Mary's Cathedral Church at Melapudur in the city last evening, succumbed to his injuries last night at a private hospital. Police here identified the deceased as Ashok Kumar of suburban Udayanpatti.
As many as 28 people were injured in the mishap. Police and Fire Service personnel said they could not understand the reason behind the collapse of the scaffolding as the nuts and bolts were intact.
All the injured were admitted to Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital and Child Jesus Hospital and later all of thm were shifted to a private hospital in the city.
Some workers said the scaffoldings were not erected in an uniform manner.
The scaffoldings were adjusted, re-aligned or extended in accordance with the day's work. The workers hailed from Kolkata, Lalgudi, Manapparai, and Viralimalai.
(Posted on 20-05-2014)