Line suddenly goes live, electrician fixing it loses sight

  • | Wednesday | 10th October, 2018

The electrician, Sompal Singh, is admitted to the ICU of Safdarjung Hospital with a critical spine injury. GREATER NOIDA: A 24-year-old electrician lost his sight after one of his co-workers allegedly switched on the line he was working on at Dhum Manikpur substation in Dadri. She said that before climbing up to the transformer, Sompal had asked the sub-station officer to switch off the line so that he can start working on it but a few minutes later, the power supply resumed and he was injured. He was soon rushed to a local hospital in Dadri from where he was referred to Safdarjung Hospital.“The other people working at the sub-station told me that my son had even asked for the safety belt, helmet and gloves before going for work but his immediate boss threatened him of his job and sent him without the safety guards. Two substation officals have been booked.Police said Sompal , a resident of Dokalpura village in Jarcha area, has been working at the substation on a contractual basis for four years.On Monday around 11am, Sompal was working to fix a high voltage line carrying 11000 KW of current at the transformer in Royal Colony in Badalpur area.Sompal’s mother Rekha Devi indicated a conspiracy behind the incident.

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