Injured power lineman succumbs

Morung Express News
Dimapur | May 17

A lineman of the Department of Power Nagaland, who was injured while on the job, succumbed after battling for life for 4 days in a hospital in Dimapur. According to a department official, the victim passed away at the Eden Medical Centre on May 16.

The victim, Tripise Sangtam (in his mid 20s), was a workcharge employee of the department on “fixed pay” since 2017. He was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit with severe burns to the body after coming into contact with a live wire, while attending to a complaint on May 13 at a location falling under Industrial Estate Sub-station, SDO (E) III, Dimapur. As per the department’s account of the tragic incident, he had climbed a pole to check a domestic low tension line when his head came into contact with an overhanging live 11Kv line.