Construction worker killed as lift crashes, pulls him down

Last Updated 14 April 2014, 19:43 IST

A foreman, who was operating a temporary lift on the fifth floor of a commercial building on Lavelle Road, was killed as the lift crashed and pulled him down on Monday afternoon.

Subramani, 43, was a construction labourer and a resident of Udayanagar on Old Madras Road near KR Puram. He had taken up the contract for renovation of the fifth floor of Basappa Complex.

Subramani, along with other workers, had fixed a temporary lift to carry sand and cement from the ground floor to the fifth. The lift was operated with the help of an electric motor and hand-held device.

Subramani, who was sitting on the parapet of the fifth floor, was operating the lift. However, the lift which was carrying three sandbags, couldn’t withstand the load and crashed, pulling down Subramani. He died on the spot of severe head injuries. The police have registered a case of negligence against the building owner.

Two killed in accidents

Two people were killed in separate road accidents on Monday morning, near ring road under the Vijayanagar traffic police limits, and on Bannerghatta Main Road under the Hulimavu traffic police limits. Parameshwarappa, 51, a resident of Vijayanagar, was killed near Chowdeshwari Nagar bus stand when a generator van knocked down his two-wheeler and ran over him.

He was on his way to his workplace at Jalahalli, police said. Van driver M R Shankar has been arrested and the vehicle seized. A case has been registered.

In another accident, Samuel, 29, a laboratory technician, died instantly when he fell head-first on the footpath after a goods vehicle struck his motorbike.

A resident of Nobo Nagar near Hulimavu and a native of Ambur in Tamil Nadu, he was on his way to workplace. The driver of the goods vehicle fled the spot. The police have registered a case.

Man hangs himself

Jagadeesha, 47, allegedly reeling under debt, hanged himself from the railings of the Mysore Road flyover near Victoria Hospital on Sunday night. A resident of Hosakerahalli, he sold packaged water cans for a living.
Policemen on night patrol found him hanging from the flyover and when they brought him down, they found a death note and few documents on his person, which established his identity.

The death note stated he took the extreme step as he was unable to repay his debts. It also mentioned the names of his creditors, police said. The post-mortem was conducted at the Victoria Hospital and the body handed over to family members.

(Published 14 April 2014, 19:42 IST)

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