Eight injured in slab collapse of building under construction in Pune
Eight workers were injured when a slab under construction and the structure that supported it collapsed at midnight on Saturday and Sunday in an ongoing residential construction project in the Balewadi area of Pune.
The incident occurred around midnight when the construction team was laying a slab for the parking podium of an ongoing project located in the Patil Nagar area of Balewadi, near the national road 4. Rescue teams Pune Metropolitan Area Development Fire Services Authority (PMRDA) and the Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad municipal corporations rushed to the scene.
PMRDA fire officer Sujit Patil said: “There were 12 workers where the slab and the structure that supported it collapsed. This could have happened due to a possible load imbalance. Four of them managed to get out on their own, unharmed. Eight others were trapped. Fire crews took them out and they were rushed to a local hospital. The injuries to the eight workers are not of a serious nature and all are out of immediate danger. “
In 2016, nine workers were killed and three others seriously injured after the 13th floor slab of a building under construction in the Balewadi region collapsed. The Balewadi area in Pune, located near the highway connecting the city to Mumbai, has been one of the key areas for real estate development in recent years.
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