In a tragic incident on Wednesday, a crane operator responsible for lifting and moving materials died after a span of the under-construction flyover near NH-48 Samalkha to connect Dwarka expressway fell on his crane.
A video of the incident has surfaced on the internet. In the video, one can see the crane completely smashed by the part of the under-construction flyover. Workers at the site can be seen gathered around the crane. Some can be seen trying to find out about the condition of the crane operator while others can be seen recording videos in their phone.
The deceased was identified as Shakeel (35), a resident of Bharatpur in Rajasthan.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (southwest) Manoj C said the Kapashera police station received a PCR call in the morning regarding the incident in Samalkha, following which an Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) was rushed to the spot.
The site where the incident occurred is where construction of an elevated portion of the Link Road is underway.
"One of the spans between two pillars collapsed and the JCB driven by Shakeel, who was passing from underneath it, got crushed by the falling debris," the DCP told IANS.
"A case under relevant provisions of the law is being registered. The site's supervisor and manager have been apprehended," he added.