Worker dies after falling off ship at shipbreaking yard in Sitakunda | The Daily Star
09:59 PM, December 03, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 10:01 PM, December 03, 2020

Worker dies after falling off ship at shipbreaking yard in Sitakunda

A worker died after falling from a ship at a shipbreaking yard in Chattogram's Sitakunda upazila this afternoon.

The deceased was identified as Md Mahfuz (25) from Sandwip upazila of Chattogram.

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He worked at M A Shipbreakers Limited Yard at Baroawlia area of Sitakunda. Anwar Islam, owner of M A Shipbreakers Limited told The Daily Star it was unfortunate that the man died even though they supplied him with necessary safety gear.

On condition of anonymity, one of Mahfuz's colleagues said Mahfuz was working on the engine around 4:00pm and at one stage he fell from a height of 20 foot leaving him severely injured.

He was taken to Chattogram Medical College Hospital where he breathed his last.

Md Firoz Hossen Molla, officer-in-charge of Sitakunda Police Station, said he received information about the worker's death but could not go to the location yet.

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