Cooperating in west Delhi labourers’ death probe: JLL

New Delhi: Management services provider JLL on Wednesday said it is cooperating with the authorities investigating the death of five labourers in west Delhi due to inhalation of toxic gas in a sewer.

An engineer of JLL was arrested on charges of negligence on Monday, a day after five labourers had died in DLF Green Apartments in Moti Nagar area. The company was contracted to provide services in the residential colony where the incident occurred.

The company also said that it had sub-contracted the operations and maintenance of the sewage treatment plant to Unnati Engineering & Contractors.

“We are cooperating with all the relevant authorities and government agencies as they investigate this tragic case and have also launched our own comprehensive incident review,” JLL said in a statement.

The company said it is cooperating with the authorities to ensure a thorough investigation and would update further on the matter when more details are available.

Sarfaraz, Pankaj, Raja, Umesh and Vishal were suffocated to death after they entered the sewer in one of the residential towers at Capital Green-DLF.

The Delhi Police said on Monday that the accused engineer, Ajay Chaudhary, did not provide safety equipment to the labourers before asking them to enter the sewerage.