No safety belt 'kills' BSES man

A 40-year-old lineman with BSES was electrocuted while repairing a faulty line in south Delhi’s Pul Prahladpur on Saturday.

The victim’s colleague has accused their seniors of not providing them with necessary safety equipment despite repeated requests.

A case of causing death by negligence and negligent conduct with respect to machinery has been registered with the local police station and investigations taken up to find who was at fault.

Kailash hailed from Rajasthan and lived with his family in Sangam Vihar. He was deployed as a contractual worker with BSES Rajdhani Power Limited office in Vishwakarma Colony.
Kailash and his helper Aziz were dispatched to a house in Pul Prahladpur that was suffering from power cuts.

Aziz told police in his statement that he and Kailash were handed over certain safety equipment but not safety belts.

“I told my contractor that our work was fraught with risks and asked for safety belts. But the contractor asked me to manage for a few more days without them,” said Aziz.

Verbal complaint

He alleged that he had verbally complained about the lack of certain safety gears even to some higher authorities, but to no impact. Kailash and Aziz then left for work without safety belts.

Once they reached the spot, the two parted ways to go ahead with the repair work.
They decided to keep in touch over phone. Kailash then climbed up an electric pole for repair work while Aziz kept him updated through phone about the power supply.

Suddenly, Kailash stopped replying from the other end even though the call was still on.
When Aziz’s repeated attempts to receive an answer from Kailash went unanswered, he rushed to the spot where his colleague was.

He found Kailash fallen on the ground and a crowd gathered around him. He and some others rushed Kailash to a local government hospital where he was declared brought dead.

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