The Daily Star – Worker killed in Ctg ship breaking yard

14 September 2012 - A ship-breaking worker was killed after falling from the ship at Bhatiary in Chittagong on Wednesday afternoon.

The deceased was identified as Ershadul Huq, of Kurigram.

Officer-in-Charge Samiul Alam of Sitakunda Police Station said Ershadul all of a sudden fell down to the platform while he was working at Sayed Steel Ship Breaking Yard around 4:30pm.

Critically injured Ershad was rushed to Chittagong Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead, the OC added.

This year, eight such accidents have recurred in ship-breaking yards, in which eight people have died.

While last year, 11 workers had died in similar accidents, sources said.