The Daily Star – Ship-breaker dies falling into elevator shaft

21 November 2011 – A worker died after falling into an elevator shaft of a scrap ship at a ship-breaking yard in Sitakunda upazila of Chittagong Monday morning.

Mainul Hossain, 28, from Manda upazila of Naogaon, died on the spot after he fell about 50 feet, reports our Chittagong correspondent.

Mainul slipped and fell into the elevator shaft at a ship-breaking yard of Prime Group located at Jahanabad around 11:30am, Tapan Datta, convenor of Ship Breaking Workers Trade Union Forum, told The Daily Star.

The body was sent to Chittagong Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy.

Noor Mohammad, officer-in-charge of Shitakunda Police Station, said they heard about the incident but could not confirm the death.