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Labourer dies at Metro station

Published: 06th December 2012 09:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th December 2012 09:28 AM   |  A+A-

An 18-year-old labourer, working for Pradeep Industrial Packers Limited, a company hired by Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) for construction and maintenance of its pay and use toilet at M G Road Boulevard, died under mysterious circumstances at 3.25 pm on Wednesday.

The deceased has been identified as Nattkal, hailing from Namakkal village in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.

According to a BMRCL statement, he was immediately rushed to Bowring Hospital by the contractor where he was declared brought dead. The contractor  has taken necessary steps to complete all formalities and would provide benefits to his relatives, the BMRCL said.

At the time of the incident, it claimed that he just collapsed. But the Metro Officials later said that his death might have been caused by electrocution with a low tension cable while digging.

“We are still investigating the matter,” said B L Y Chavan, Spokesperson of the BMRCL. Meanwhile, BMRCL MD N Sivasailam said, “The accident was not about any failure to take safety precautions. He is  reported to have struck an underground electric line with digging crowbar piercing it.”

A 24-year-old labourer was killed when a crane boom crashed on him in May.

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