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Killing Fields of Delhi: 10 Sanitation Workers Die in 5 Week

23 Aug 2017

Sewers in Delhi have become killing fields for Safai Karamcharis.


Sewer Deaths

Never mind that the law bans the entry of workers into manholes – except in cases of emergency, and not without proper safety gear.

Ten sanitation workers died inside sewers in a span of five weeks, from July 15 to August 20. One died at Lok Nayak Hospital, two at Funcity Mall, three at Lajpat Nagar, and four at Ghitorni – all while clearing manholes.



The latest victim of the sewers is Rishi Pal, father of three. Rishi and three other workers –Sumit, Bishan and Kiran – were called to clean the sewers at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital on August 20, Sunday. They were sent inside the manhole without any safety gear.

A hospital, supposed to meticulously follow safety procedures, is careless and callous when it comes to providing basic necessary gear to protect workers.

Courtesy: Newsclick.in

Killing Fields of Delhi: 10 Sanitation Workers Die in 5 Week

Sewers in Delhi have become killing fields for Safai Karamcharis.


Sewer Deaths

Never mind that the law bans the entry of workers into manholes – except in cases of emergency, and not without proper safety gear.

Ten sanitation workers died inside sewers in a span of five weeks, from July 15 to August 20. One died at Lok Nayak Hospital, two at Funcity Mall, three at Lajpat Nagar, and four at Ghitorni – all while clearing manholes.



The latest victim of the sewers is Rishi Pal, father of three. Rishi and three other workers –Sumit, Bishan and Kiran – were called to clean the sewers at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital on August 20, Sunday. They were sent inside the manhole without any safety gear.

A hospital, supposed to meticulously follow safety procedures, is careless and callous when it comes to providing basic necessary gear to protect workers.

Courtesy: Newsclick.in

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