April 20, 2024

Greater Noida lift collapse: UP police arrest one more

A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered against nine individuals.

A lift collapsed in Greater Noida West killed eight workers.

A lift collapsed in Greater Noida West killed eight workers.

The Gautam Buddha Nagar police arrested Lavjeet Kumar, 38, General Manager of Girdhari Lal Construction Company, on Sunday in connection with the lift collapse incident at the Dream Valley project in Greater Noida West. Eight workers were killed in the accident on Friday.

Kumar was the signing authority for the company and was responsible for the management and security standards of the C-11 and C-12 towers of the project.

Police officials said that Kumar and other company officials were negligent in keeping the lift in operation during the rain and failing to have it inspected regularly by a third-party technical team. The safety mechanism of the lift was also malfunctioning, which led to its catastrophic descent from the 14th floor.

On Saturday, the police also arrested Devendra Sharma, another general manager of the company.

A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered against nine individuals, including officials from NBCC (India) Limited and Girdhari Lal Construction Company, the lift company supervisor, project supervisor, and engineer, among others.

The accused have been charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder, attempt to commit culpable homicide, and negligent conduct with respect to machinery.

Authorities have announced a compensation of Rs 25 lakh each for the families of the deceased. NBCC will contribute Rs 20 lakh, while the court receiver will provide Rs 5 lakh.

It is important that all those responsible for the negligence that led to the accident are brought to justice.

The Greater Noida West lift collapse is a reminder of the importance of safety at construction sites. Employers have a responsibility to ensure that their workers are safe and that all safety regulations are followed. Workers also have a right to refuse to work in unsafe conditions.

The incident has also sparked outrage and calls for stricter safety regulations at construction sites.

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