'Work on CWG sites in national capital claims 42 lives'
Press Trust of India
New Delhi, Jul 28 (PTI) The Government today said 42 labourers have died in connection with work on various Commonwealth Games sites in the national capital while 18 others have suffered injuries while working at different sites of Delhi Metro.
Actions have been taken against employers in connection with such accidents, which were found to be technical in nature, Minister of State for Labour Harish Rawat informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply.
He said 78 prosecutions have been filed and 41 convicted for violating the provisions of safety and health measures.
To another question, he said as per a Delhi High Court directive, the city government has undertaken the work of registration of building workers and till March-end, 25,682 construction workers have been registered. They include those engaged in Commonwealth Games project and the Delhi Metro.