Three Killed in Accident at Mumbai Construction Site

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MUMBAI--Three workers were killed and six others injured when a concrete block of an under-construction cantilever bridge at Mumbai's international airport collapsed Wednesday night.

Larsen & Toubro Ltd., 500510.BY +0.89% the Mumbai-listed contractor building an elevated access road to a new terminal at the airport, said it is investigating the incident to determine the cause of the collapse.

Two of the people wounded had minor injuries and were discharged after first-aid, the company said. Others have relatively serious injuries and are still being treated at local hospitals, it added.

Police have filed a case against a crane operator, the construction site's supervisor and a foreman for causing death due to negligence, Senior Inspector Jaiprakash Nagappa Giram said.

The accident is the second such incident in Mumbai in the past six months.

A part of an under-construction bridge at the city's first metro rail line had collapsed in the suburb of Andheri in early September. At least one person was killed in that accident. | Tags:  construction site safety, job site safety, EMR, safety rating