Mangaluru: A lineman who was toiling to restore the high-tension wire suffered severe head injuries after a branch from a tree fell over him, near St Aloysius Primary School premises at Karangalpady on Friday, October 7.
The grievously injured lineman was rushed to a local hospital for treatment.
It is said that a tree was being cut by some individuals without taking proper care and precaution and as expected a large branch fell over the high tension wire, pulling down the electric pole.
When the lineman came to the spot to restore the lines, the mishap rendered him injured. A speeding bus, which was plying on the route ran over the wires further tangling and breaking the wires, the eyewitnesses said.
The Mescom has always been at the receiving end for no providing proper safety gears to its employee on field. However, in this incident, a lineman suffered for no fault of his.