Electrical Accident at MALCO Coalyard; 1 dead; 1 injured

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May 17, 2012. Mettur: One truck driver, aged about 40 years, was killed, and a cleaner injured in an electrical accident at the MALCO coal yard in Mettur railway station. Mr. Periyamaari, driver operating a Steel Body Tipper truck, was electrocuted and died on the spot, after the hydraulic lift fitted on the truck grazed the overhead electrical line. The incident happened at around 6.30 a.m. today. The cleaner has been hospitalised. Periyamaari was a resident of Thangamapuripattinam in Mettur Dam.

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