Times of India – Two Alang labourers crushed

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13 March 2014 - RAJKOT: Two labourers died at Alang ship-breaking yard in Bhavnagar on Tuesday after an iron plate fell on them. The accident took place at plot number 20 that is owned by Amit Sheth. The deceased have been identified as Vishwanath Gaud (20) and Bensu Pradhan Odiya (24) of Orissa. Sources said that an iron plate fell on them and crushed them while they were working. They were rushed to a hospital in Bhavnagar, where they succumbed to their injuries. Earlier in December last year, a worker Shambhuram Rajvanshi from Uttar Pradesh had died after an iron plate fell on him at plot number two of the ship-breaking yard. Sources said accidents of falling of iron plates on labourers occur frequently at Alang, which is Asia’s biggest ship-breaking yard. In March 2013, one worker died and five others were injured after an iron object fell on them while working at plot number 73 of the breaking yard.