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Lineman critically injured while fixing transformer

India, Uttar Pradesh, Dadri: A 40-year-old lineman was critically injured while fixing a transformer in Dadri on 7 May.

The incident took place in Shiv Vatika area in Dadri, where the victim, Dushyant, was fixing the transformer and the power supply suddenly came back. The victim was critically injured and got stuck to the transformer for some time before being rescued. He has been admitted to Safdarjung hospital in Delhi with 50 % burn injuries.

According to the police, the lineman went to the area to check the transformer, after getting complaints from people about frequent tripping and fluctuations in the neighbourhood homes which were connected to the transformer. “Local people spotted him and informed police and the power department. The power supply was discontinued and the victim was brought down. He was then rushed to Safdarjung Hospital for medical treatment,” said Dinesh Singh, station house officer, Dadri police station. He said that the power department has filed a complaint in this matter. “The complaint is informatory in nature. The victim’s family has not filed any complaint in this matter,” he said.

Saraswat said that the victim is in the intensive care unit but he is responding to medical treatment. “He is out of danger. The power department has launched a probe into the matter. The investigation will reveal if there was back-feeding or the transformer had some technical glitches,” he said. The Dadri police have cordoned off the area and advised people not to venture out for safety.

Source: Hindustan Times

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