Mumbai: Worker without safety equipment falls to death

MUMBAI: A 34-year-old worker died Monday after falling from the 8th floor of a building under construction in the suburbs of Mumbai, police said.

The exact circumstances surrounding the fall of the late Ram Nivas Saha, who worked at the construction site of a residential project, are being investigated.

Saha's colleagues alleged that the builder involved did not provide them with the necessary helmet, safety net and jackets, a police officer said, adding that their claims are being verified.

Appropriate actions will be initiated if the claims are determined to be true, he said.

Saha, who suffered serious injuries, was pronounced dead in a civil management hospital, he said.

A case of accidental death has been registered.