KARACHI: A Pakistani dock worker lost his life at Hutchison Port’s Karachi International Container Terminal (KICT) on Monday due to negligence of the management.
According to initial details, Muhammad Imran s/o Noor Ahmad was died in an accident at the KICT due to old machinery being used for handling of containers. He was shifted to hospital by Edhi ambulance.
The Labour Union blamed Hutchison Ports, which operates KICT, for allegedly having poor safety practices. In addition, according to sources, a worker said that the safety standards in the yard area are inappropriate, as there is bad lighting and poor traffic management.
Sources said this is a tragic incident which raises serious questions related to Hutchison’s safety procedures, and ‘how seriously the company takes its responsibility to ensure the health and safety of its employees in ports worldwide’.
KICT’s management has not made any official inquiry as of yet. However, KICT and Hutchison have not yet published a statement on the accident.
A similar incident has happened on March 17 when a dock worker lost his life at the KICT. The man was a 58-year-old yard checker, and died as he was seriously injured after a reach stacker reversed over him.