Defying rules, risking lives!

21 September, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Defying rules, risking lives!

The national building code specifies several safety procedures including wearing helmets and be harnessed with safety belts while working on the roofs or high-rise buildings. But, at many construction sites around Dhaka, these safety measures are often ignored. A construction worker was seen painting a rod on the extended part of the Uttar Badda footbridge on Sunday. Though he was on the edge of the bridge at the time, there were no safety precautions or cordons in place to prevent an accident. Neither the workers are conscious about their safety nor do their employers or contractors make them bound to obey the law. A little fumble can take him down to the road bellow him where hundreds of vehicles are moving quickly multiplying the peril.  -  Kamrul Islam Ratan

 


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