Indian Railways worker dies in boiler accident

ANI | Updated: Dec 24, 2017 20:43 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec 24 (ANI): A worker in Indian Railways' mechanised laundry lost his life on Sunday after an outlet pipe of a boiler hit his head causing an injury.

The laundry for washing Railway Hospital linen is located behind the Northern Railway Central Hospital (NRCH) here and the operation and maintenance of this laundry are outsourced to a contractor 'M/s Laundraid'.

The outlet pipe of the boiler broke and a piece of this pipe hit Pradeep.

"He was brought to the NRCH where the doctors gave him an immediate treatment and did all possible medical interventions and procedures to treat and stabilise his condition. Since he had a severe injury to head, he was immediately shifted to the RML Hospital by the paramedical staff for further treatment," Nitin Chowdhary, Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO), Northern Railways said, in a statement.

He added that while Pradeep was in the RML hospital, the doctors tried to better his condition but after 35 minutes of efforts, the said person could not be saved and he passed away.

"General Manager and Divisional Railway Manager, along with senior railway officials, visited the site of incident and also the patient and his relatives at the RML Hospital. A senior officer-level enquiry has been ordered by the General Manager," the statement further read. (ANI)