Crane operator falls into boiler, dies

Published: 17th September 2012 10:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th September 2012 10:21 AM   |  A+A-

A 52-year-old crane operator died after he accidentally fell into a boiler at the Graphite India Private Ltd factory in Doddanekundi Industrial Area in Mahadevapura police limits on Saturday morning.

The deceased has been identified as Shankrappa, a resident of Garudacharpalya who was an employee of the factory for a few years.

According to the police, the incident took place around 7 pm on Friday when he tried to fix a cylinder in the boiler and accidentally slipped into the boiler.

He had come to the factory for night shift and there were not many people around.

The incident came to light on Sunday when his family came to the factory and said that Shankrappa had not returned home since late night.

The police, along with the help of the employees in the factory fished out his body, which was completely charred and solidified.

The police have filed a case against the factory administration for causing death by negligence.

Meanwhile, it is said that the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) had issued a closure notice to the Graphite India’s unit for violation of pollution norms in July. However, the company had obtained a stay on the closure order.


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