Jharkhand: 3 dead at cricket stadium while fixing floodlight; trolley gives way

"At least three persons, who had taken up a trolley to replace some electric equipment on the floodlight, fell down. Preliminarily, it has come to light that the trolley gave way and they fell from a height," said Police.

By: Express News Service | Ranchi | Published:September 7, 2016 7:09 pm

At least three persons working on the floodlights of Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) cricket stadium here died on Wednesday afternoon. The police said that the incident was being looked into. According to the police, the incident occurred around 4.30 p.m.

“At least three persons, who had taken up a trolley to replace some electric equipment on the floodlight, fell down. Preliminarily, it has come to light that the trolley gave way and they fell from a height. They were rushed to Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, where they succumbed. Further investigation is on,” said Deputy Superintendent of Police (Hatia), Shivendra Kumar.

The police added that the identities of the deceased were being established. JSCA Secretary Rajesh Verma said: “I was out of station and today I am in Jamshedpur. From the information that has reached me, it has come to light that three persons had been sent up using a trolley to fix certain issues in the floodlights. However, there was some mechanical failure that led to the trolley giving way and the three men falling down. This work was being conducted through a private contractor. I will be reaching Ranchi on Thursday and take stock of the entire incident.”