Electric pole causes accident in Bandra

May 06, 2012, 07:30 IST | Agencies

On Friday, a 40-feet electric pole fell on a labourer at Bandra station fracturing both his legs. The victim, Ashish Kumar Singh, was rushed to VN Desai Hospital, Bandra

A complaint has been registered at the Nirmal Nagar police station. Singh was carrying out welding work near the ticket-booking counter of Bandra station when an electric pole located in the centre of the road fell, landing on him.

A police officer from Nirmal Nagar police station said, “We have registered a case against unknown persons under charges of negligence and causing hurt under the Indian Penal Code.

The railways had given the maintenance contract to a private firm, the police said, adding that the condition of the 40-feet pole was so poor that it was balanced by only two bolts.

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