Gaddani incident caused by inadequate safety measures: report
KARACHI: A high-level committee constituted to investigate the Gaddani ship-breaking yard incident, which killed 28 people and injured more than 50, has blamed inadequate safety measures for the incident.
The report which has been submitted to the Prime Minister has recommended paying monetary compensation to the victims and their families.
The investigation committee head by Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer has blamed the lack of safety measures for the incident. It stressed that practical steps need to be taken by taking all safety precautions before initiating work on the ship breaking.
The report stated that workers were only provided monetary compensation, while there was no consideration for health and safety measures.
The report also recommended to establish Ship Recycling Board Gaddani (SRBG) under the supervision of the Chief Secretary Balochistan to enforce the safety precautions and prevent similar incidents in the future.