TRICHY: An electrician on contract work accidentally fell from a crane and died during restoration work at Ekkal village of Thiruthuraipoondi taluk in Tiruvarur on Thursday.
The deceased, identified as J David, 42, of Thirumalaipalayam in Coimbatore-district , was engaged in replacing an electric pole that was damaged during Cyclone Gaja that lashed the area on November 16. According to sources, David and his fellow workers was carrying an electric pole using a crane. He was sitting on the vehicle. He lost balance and fell down from the crane and was crushed under the wheels of the vehicle. Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has condoled the death and announced Rs 10 lakh as solatium to the deceased worker’s kin, a release said.