Man electrocuted at Poonamallee as crane touches live wire

Chennai: A man was electrocuted at Poonamallee this morning.

The victim was identified as Parthasarathy (50), a native of Tiruvannamalai. He worked as a crane operator at a private container yard in Poonamallee.

This morning, he was using a crane to move a container when the crane came in contact with a live wire, electrocuting him.

His assistant, Saravanan (40), who tried to save him, suffered injuries.

While Parthsarathy died on the spot, Poonamallee police, who arrived at the spot, rushed Saravanan to a private hospital.

Parthasarathy’s body was sent to Government Kilpauk Hospital for post-mortem.

Naomi N