The Daily Star – Worker dies at shipbreaking yard

28 February 2012 – A young worker was killed at a Sitakunda ship breaking yard allegedly after falling from a ship while working.

The deceased, identified as Mohammad Forkan, 22, was working as a cutter-helper at S. Trading. One Mohammad Shafi owns the yard at Madambibir Hat in the upazila.

Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Sitakunda Police Station Nur Mohammad said Forkan fell down from a ship while working there in the afternoon and died on the spot.

None noticed the accident at the time. It was revealed when everyone was searching for Forkan while leaving the yard after completing work in the evening, said the OC quoting workers at the yard.

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