Three workers die in tragic accident

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Three construction workers died this evening when a concrete beam collapsed on them at a construction site near Jayanthi Mawatha, Kottunna Place in Kaduwela, Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said.

The victim contract workers had been working on the new highway stretch linking Kaduwela and Peliyagoda which is now under construction.

Two workers had died on the spot while the other had succumbed to his injuries at the Biyagama hospital.
  
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  • Public Monday, 17 March 2014 07:11 AM

    Their families should be compensated by the Government and the Contractor.

    M.Muttha Friday, 14 March 2014 10:03 PM

    Very sad story. Our safety standards at worksites are equally pathetic contributing to many avoidable accidents. Our sympathies to the bereaved families. via DM iPad app

    zuh Friday, 14 March 2014 10:34 PM

    Very sad.they just shed their blood for mere 1000rs per day. companys who hire them get millions.dont even care about their safety via DM Android App

    sama Saturday, 15 March 2014 02:53 PM

    Chinless contractors they don't mind , they have big population . Contract given to reduce population in srilanka , ehamathamai via DM iPad app

    pshare Saturday, 15 March 2014 01:57 AM

    The same as the workers in the UAE. Only difference is that, these guys might have had better working conditions.

    tharaka Saturday, 15 March 2014 06:07 AM

    Dear Zue. it is in fact the other way around.it is compulsory for any contractor to have all their workers on site insured. so they do spend a lpt on insurance. but sri lankans in general have very little regard for their own life safety. no matter how much is provided they never care to use any safety measures. this tragedy starts from schools. hpwany schools teach about safety? via DM Android App

    wkpirodrigo Saturday, 15 March 2014 01:32 AM

    NO EPF, NO ETF FOR THESE WORKERS. THEY WERE HIRED BYLABOUR CONTRACTORS HIRE N FIRE BASIS !
    LABOUR DEPARTMENT ?

    ranjith lokuliyana Saturday, 15 March 2014 01:59 AM

    A concrete slab to collapse !!!!. Is it issue of the quality standards?. God bless the future users of the road. !!!!


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