Mangalore: MRPL Employee Crushed to Death While on Duty
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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (BG)
Mangalore, Jul 12: In a tragic incident, an employee of Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) lost his life while on duty at the plant on Thursday July 12.
The deceased has been identified as Meghanath (26) from Madhya Pradesh. He had joined MRPL only a month ago on contract.
The plant has chimneys through which smoke from furnaces inside escapes out. The chimneys have filters and big fans to facilitate the passage of smoke.
On Thursday, Meghanath was working on one of the chimneys to fix a filter. Sources said that he had taken all precautionary measures, including switching of the fan.
However, even as he was working, the fan suddenly began moving and crushed him under it. Meghanath died on the spot.
It is not known how the fan began moving despite Meghanath having switched it off.
The body was taken to Wenlock.