Accident occurred while cutting a tree, branch fell on a pole, worker crushed to death

Jamtara: One person has died while cutting trees in Jamtara. The incident took place on Shyamdih Road of Achhra Gram Panchayat of Salanpur block. According to the police, Pallab Tiwari alias Gobu Shiris of the area had employed three laborers to cut trees. Two laborers were climbing the tree and cutting branches. A laborer was standing below and helping him.

Meanwhile, suddenly the branch of the tree cut and fell on the high tension electric wire passing nearby, due to which the electric pole along with the wire fell. A laborer died after getting buried under the pillar. The name of the deceased is 36-year-old Manoj Bauri, who was a resident of Achhada. 

After the incident, Pallab Tiwari, who was getting the wages cut from the workers, ran away. Rupnarayanpur police reached the spot and did Panchnama of the body and sent it to Asansol for postmortem. Roopnarayanpur’s electricity department immediately reached the spot and restored power supply. Pallav Tiwari is the nephew of Trinamool leader Hareram Tiwari.

Sanjay Pati, forest ranger of Asansol Territorial Range, said that no permission was taken from the forest department for cutting the tree.

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