4 dead, 5 critical as lift falls 14 floors in Greater Noida | Noida News

NOIDA: A construction lift taking nine workers to the upper floors of a residential tower on Friday morning crashed to the ground from the 14th floor, leaving four of them dead and five others on ventilator support.
The lift collapse – among the worst construction site accidents in recent years – was reported at Amrapali Dream Valley Phase 2 in Techzone 4 around 8.30am when around 7,000 workers at the site were starting their day.
An FIR was registered against eight persons and the private company constructing the flats on behalf of the state-run NBCC, which is completing Amrapali projects under an SC-monitored exercise.
2 NBCC project managers among 9 named in FIR
The FIR filed in the horrific lift collapse at the under-construction Amrapali Dream Valley Phase 2 mentions two project managers of NBCC, the lift company’s supervisor, the site in-charge, contractors and others. At the site, workers said they were stunned by a deafening thud and a series of shrieks.
“When we looked in the direction of the noises, all we could see was a cloud of dust. The workers had just reported for duty,” Shareef, one of the workers, told TOI.
“Five of them were not moving at all. There was blood all around.” A team from Bisrakh police station reached the site after getting a call around 9am. “Nine workers had taken the lift to go to the 20th floor of Tower C-10. The lift was moving freely until it reached the 14th floor. It got stuck for a few seconds, and then collapsed. Senior police officers and administration officials reached the site,” said Suniti, DCP (central Noida).
The nine workers who had taken the lift were from Bihar and UP. Ishtaaq Ali (23), Arun Mandal (40) and Vipot Mandal (45) of Bihar and Aaris Khan (22) of UP’s Amroha succumbed to injuries at the District Hospital in Sector 30. Asul and Abdul Mustakeem of Bihar and Kuldeep, Kaif and Arbaaz Ali from various districts of UP are in intensive care.
Renu Agarwal, the chief medical superintendent of the hospital, said the five injured workers were critical. “Most of them have head injuries. We will have to keep them under observation for at least 24 hours,” she told TOI. Chief minister Yogi Adityanath offered his condolences to the workers’ families and asked officials to ensure that the injured got proper treatment.

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