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6 engineers held guilty for deaths at Ghaziabad sewage plant

Press Trust of India  |  Ghaziabad 

Six engineers of have been found guilty for the death of three workers who suffocated attempting to clean a plant in Ghaziabad.

The district administration has sent its recommendation against the delinquent engineers after the workers suffocated to death inside a 40 feet deep main pumping station (MPS) they had climbed downed for cleaning the water.

The administration has also paid a compensation of Rs. 10 lakh each to the kin of the victims, the DM said.

told that six engineers of were found guilty for their negligence in monitoring the work of the company due to which the workers had died.

A contract was signed for maintenance in between Envirocon and for two years. The company allegedly did not provide the workers proper apparatuses to work under such a suffocating place.

According to the Jal Nigam sources, the company has been black listed and Rs 30 lakh (compensation amount) will be recovered from it.

They said Jal Nigam has seized the security of Rs 22 lakh of the company and the remaining amount will be recovered soon.

Threeworkers Bulbul, Maheshand Roshan(all in their late 30s) had died on Sunday after inhaling during work.

An FIR was registered against the company. Now, thecharges for violation of the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their rehabilitation act and SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act have also been added, anofficer said.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 23:50 IST