Cops quiz engineers of construction firm

Slab collapsed

"Jishan comes from a poor family. His parents are engaged in farming at their native village. He was the only son of his parents. The family is in deep sorrow," said Samrat at the Sassoon hospital.

"We are taking Jishan's body to West Bengal by flight. He was working in Pune for the last two years. We hope to get air fare and hospital expenses from his employer," he added.

Meanwhile, as per the figures at the Labour Commissionerate, Pune, 31 labourers died in mishaps at 29 construction sites in the city between April 2011 and March 2012.

However, according to Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), many incidents are not registered with the police, so the number of victims could be more. BMS has demanded a detailed investigation into the Wagholi incident.

"A fair probe should be done. Experts should be involved to check the quality of construction material used, whether any construction rules were flouted or was there any defect in the design of the building and whether the support given to the slab was not proper," said Sachin Mengale, BMS, secretary.

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