In a bustling neighborhood along Tulinj Road in Nalasopara, construction work on a building’s renovation has taken a grim turn. Early Thursday morning, around 11 AM, tragedy struck when a worker was fatally electrocuted and another left severely injured as they were placing sheets on the roof of the building, inadvertently coming into contact with high voltage wires belonging to the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL). The deceased has been identified as Shabir Khan, aged 40, while the injured worker is Abbas Khan, who has been rushed to a nearby hospital for urgent medical treatment.

The ongoing renovation work is part of the efforts by the local housing society to improve their infrastructure. Thursday morning saw the commencement of the task to affix sheets on the roof of the building. As the two laborers were diligently performing their duties, tragedy struck when they unknowingly interfered with the overhead power lines, resulting in a powerful electric shock. Shabir Khan tragically lost his life in the accident, while Abbas Khan sustained serious injuries, necessitating immediate medical attention.

This incident serves as yet another grim reminder of the hazards faced by workers in the construction industry, especially concerning electrical safety protocols. The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has launched an investigation into the matter to determine the exact cause of the accident and to prevent such tragedies from occurring in the future.

Local authorities, including the Nalasopara police, have swiftly responded to the incident, registering the fatality and initiating further inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the accident. Additionally, efforts are being made to ensure that appropriate safety measures are implemented at construction sites across the region to prevent similar incidents from happening again.

The loss of Shabir Khan’s life and the serious injury sustained by Abbas Khan underscore the importance of prioritizing safety standards in all construction projects. As investigations continue, it is imperative for both public and private entities involved in construction work to adhere strictly to safety regulations to prevent such tragic accidents from recurring. Our thoughts are with the families affected by this heartbreaking incident, and we hope for Abbas Khan’s swift and full recovery.