The death of a construction workers’ family member in India has reignited debate about safety in India’s construction industry.
On February 3, a crane fell into the Garuda Bhavan on the outskirts of New Delhi, killing six workers.
A few hours later, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested two men in connection with the accident.
A day after the incident, the government ordered the installation of safety cones in the area.
The construction industry in India is plagued by a number of safety issues.
The country’s high rate of suicides has been blamed for exacerbating the problem, and the deaths of the Garudas, a group of workers in India who are considered sacred by many Hindus, have sparked intense protests.
A recent study found that nearly 20 percent of all deaths in India occur in construction.
The Garuda community has long argued that their sacred structures should not be demolished, arguing that the Garadas should not need to relocate their community if they are not to suffer further harm.
The Garuda temple, a sprawling structure built to honor the Garada goddess, was built in the late 16th century.
It was built at a time when there were only about 15,000 Hindus in the country.
The Hindu nationalist party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been in power in India since 1999.
The party is a party of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who won a landslide election victory in 2015.
In March, Modi signed a decree that created the National Safety Authority (NSA) to ensure safety for construction workers.
In a statement on Sunday, the NIA said that “safety measures” had been introduced and that the authority would monitor the safety of the country’s construction workforce.
A government spokesperson said that the government would soon issue a statement regarding the safety measures, but did not provide further details.
The NIA did not respond to requests for comment.