November 24, 2012
On Nov. 21, 2012, at around 9:10am, a worker, Shri Ram Saran Rai, fell from the 6th floor of the under-construction Extension to the New RA Hostel building (next to the swimming pool). According to workers at the site, he did not survive the fall; officially, he was declared ‘brought dead’ at the hospital where he was taken soon after the fall. This is the 9th incident of a worker’s death while working at IITK within the past five years and fourth in the last seventeen months; it comes just about a month after the tragic death of Shri Atar Singh, also caused by a fall from a building under construction on campus.
Hamara Manch has put together a report based on first-hand reports by fellow-workers from the same site as well as Hamara Manch volunteers who visited the site within an hour of the incident.