Mock drill death: 4 firemen suspended

Four firemen were suspended for their “negligence” during a mock drill,which resulted in a garment factory worker falling to her death from the third floor of the unit earlier this week

Written by Press Trust Of India | Bangalore | Published:February 27, 2012 12:41 am

Four firemen were suspended on Sunday for their “negligence” during a mock drill,which resulted in a garment factory worker falling to her death from the third floor of the unit earlier this week.

Fire officers Devaraju and K Narayanaswamy and Fire Station officers Nisar Ahmed and Marianna were suspended after a Fire department probe on Saturday. “The report is expected to be submitted in a week’s time,” DGP,Fire Services,A R Infant said.

Infant said the four were suspended for not following standard operating norms while conducting drills. “They should have tested the quality of the rope before using it for the mock drill,” he said. The officials also should have arranged for enough cushions at various points on the ground,Infant said.

Nalini (24) fell to her death from the third floor of a garment factory on February 24 during the mock drill after the rope snapped.

The drill was being conducted by the Fire department in the premises of Bombay Rayon Fashion Limited in Peenya Industrial Area in north Bangalore to test the preparedness of factory workers and fire officials during a fire.

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