Thursday, Oct 02, 2014

Teen repairing AC duct in police building falls to death

Express News Service | Bangalore | Posted: February 4, 2014 7:14 am

A teenager repairing an AC duct on the seventh floor of the state police headquarters here fell to death Monday morning in the absence of safety precautions. The repair was being carried out ahead of a conference of senior police officers to be inaugurated by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah Tuesday morning.
The Ulsoor Gate police said Deepak, 18, of Ambedkar Colony near DJ Halli was an employee of Freeze Point Engineers.
Deepak was repairing AC ducts in the office of the Director General and Inspector General of Police on Nrupatunga Road. He fell while repairing a duct on the seventh floor of the building, which houses a conference hall.
Freeze Point Engineers has the annual contract to maintain air conditioning systems in the building. Deepak had joined the company barely 15 days ago and was working at the police headquarters the past three days with four others.
They completed work on the fifth floor at around 12.45 pm Monday and were about to go for lunch when Deepak decided to repair the last faulty duct in the building on the seventh floor.
He went to the seventh floor with a colleague and climbed down to the parapet to reach the duct. While repairing the AC he fell and landed in the car park on the ground floor. The police took him to a nearby hospital but he was declared brought dead.
Superintendent of Police and public relations officer at the headquarters M B Naidu said they would file a case against Freeze Point Engineers for not taking precautionary measures.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (central) B R Ravikanthe Gowda said they had taken up a case of negligence against the contractor.

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