A 32-year-old worker died and another was injured after a crane collapsed on them at a steel plant in Munshiganj on Tuesday night. The tragedy occurred around 8pm at Magnum Steel Mill in the Baushia area of the district's Ghazaria upazila. The deceased was identified as Abul Kalam, son of late Rois Uddin of Porachak Baushia East Nayakandi village, said Molla Soheb Ali, the OC of Ghazaria Police Station. The injured has been admitted to a local hospital, he added. Abdul Ghaffar, the uncle of the deceased, said that Kalam was working in the furnace section of the steel mill when the crane fell on him, leaving him dead on the spot. No case has been registered yet in the case, the OC added.
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) Wednesday arrested the operator of the crane that tilted to one side and dropped a concrete girder on a passing car, crushing five of a family to death in Dhaka's Uttara. The elite force also arrested the operator's assistant, a security guard of the contractor firm and six others from Dhaka, Gazipur, Sirajganj, and Bagerhat in a case filed over the accident, ASP Imran Khan of Rab headquarters (media wing) said. Monday, a BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) project girder came crashing down on the car near Uttara's Jasimuddin road when it was being moved onto a trailer, suggesting the use of cranes of insufficient strength in the project. Rubel, 50, Fahima, 40, her sister Jhorna, 28, and Jhorna's two children Jannat, 6, and Jakaria, 2, got crushed inside the mangled car. Fortunately, a newlywed couple – Rubel's son Hridoy, 26, and his wife Ria Moni, 21, – also travelling with them escaped death. It came exactly one month after a worker was killed by a falling crane in the Gazipur part of the BRT project, and last year six workers escaped with injuries after a part of a launching girder collapsed near them, close to Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka. A case was filed at Uttara West Police Station over Monday's accident accusing the crane operator, contractor company China Gezhouba Group Corporation and unnamed people. Also read: 5 hurt after iron rods fall on them from crane in Gulistan
A construction worker of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project died after a crane fell on him in Gazipur’s Chandna Chourasta area on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway on Friday afternoon. The identity of the worker couldn’t be known yet. Some others were injured in the accident. Read: Policeman killed in Naogaon road accident; wife injured Mohsin Reza, a Supplier of Rafiq Enterprize, said that the crane fell off a trailer truck, causing the death of the construction worker. “The deceased’s body has been sent to Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy,” said Maleq Khasru Khan, an Officer In-charge of Gazipur Metropolitan Police’s (GMP) Bason police station.
A construction worker was killed under the shaft of a malfunctioning crane at a construction site in Khulna’s Shantidham intersection area. The deceased was identified as Md. Hafizul Nayeem, son of Mohammad Borhan Sheikh of Baintala village in Dumuria upazila, said officer-in-charge Hasan Al Mamun of Khulna Police Station. The accident occurred on Tuesday at around 6 pm during the casting of rooftop construction of the building. SI Md. Oliur of Khulna Police Station, said deceased Hafiz was working on the roof of a seven-storey building opposite the United Nations Children's Park in Shantidham with other workers. Also Read: Construction worker dies from electrocution in city During the work, the shaft of the mixer crane broke down and fell on Hafiz. His right leg and left arm were broken. The workers took him to the Khulna Medical College Hospital where the doctor declared him dead, he said. The body will be handed over to his family after an autopsy, he added.
A popular food blogger who worked with Chattogram Port died after being hit by a crane on Wednesday night, police said. The deceased was identified as Sifat Rabby, 24, a resident of the city's Halishohor area. He was attached to the transport department of the port. Read: Ctg madrasha principal gets life term for violating female teacher Sifat sustained serious injuries when the crane hit him around 10pm while working at the port, cops said. "He was rushed to a nearby hospital but was declared dead on arrival," said Zahedul Kabir, officer-in-charge of Port Police Station. Sifat joined Chattogram Port, his father's workplace, a year ago.