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Labour supervisor killed near one of Metro project offices

A day after the collapse of a steel scaffolding at the city’s under-construction first Metro line, a labour supervisor was today killed due to electric shock near one of the project offices in suburban Andheri, police said.

india Updated: Jul 15, 2009 19:52 IST

A day after the collapse of a steel scaffolding at the city’s under-construction first Metro line, a labour supervisor was today killed due to electric shock near one of the project offices in suburban Andheri, police said.

“Navin Singh, a 38-year-old labour supervisor, was going to one of the project offices of the metro line located on the Andheri-Kurla road when he sustained an electric shock outside the office,” a senior police official posted at Andheri police station said.

Singh was taken to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead, the official said.

Police officials suspect there was some loose wiring outside the portable cabin, currently used as the project office, which resulted in Singh sustaining an electric shock.

A case has been registered against the electrician responsible for the electrical works outside the shed under Section 304 (A) of the IPC for negligence and he will be arrested, he said.

On Monday, a metallic scaffolding structure collapsed at Saki Naka on the Versova-Ghatkopar metro line following gusty winds but no one was injured in the incident. Mumbai Metro One, the consortium building the metro line had ordered an inquiry into the incident.