One killed as girder collapses at Metro construction site in Chennai

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Chennai:  One worker was killed and three others were injured when a girder launcher collapsed at the Metro Rail construction site in Chennai. The incident happened at the Kathipara Junction area closer to the St Thomas Mount Railway station.

According to officials, the 30-metre-long iron girder crashed while the workers were trying to connect segments between two pillars for the overhead Metro rail.

The worker died when the girder was thrown down.

This is fourth such accident to have taken place at a Metro construction site in Chennai in the last one year. One person had died following the failure of a boom crane in August last year.

Story First Published: January 10, 2013 09:33 IST

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