Assam: Worker Electrocuted at Jal Jeevan Mission Site

A shocking incident at Kharuabandha Regional Eidgah ground where a laborer, striving on the Jal Jeevan Mission, meets a tragic end due to a power outage.
Assam: Worker Electrocuted at Jal Jeevan Mission Site

SOUTH SALMARA: In an unfortunate incident highlighting the glaring lack of safety measures in workplaces, a tragic event unfolded on Thursday, revealing the vulnerability of workers engaged in the Jal Jeevan Mission. The unfortunate incident occurred in Kharuabandha, situated in the South Salmara Mankachar District, casting a somber shadow on the ongoing mission's operations. This is not the first time that such an accident has taken place and multiple workers have lost their lives in similar cases in different parts of the state.

The distressing incident occurred prominently in front of the Kharuabandha Anchalik Eidgah within the confines of Aamtoli village. The victim, in a bid to carry out responsibilities related to the Jal Jeevan mission, had ascended an electric pole and attempted to establish a connection between a cable and the live wire.

The ill-fated worker had ascended an electric pole, embarking on a task that demanded connecting a cable with a live wire. It was during this perilous activity that tragedy struck, revealing the stark reality of the risks faced by workers in the pursuit of their duties.

This incident serves as a poignant reminder of the responsibility borne by organizations to prioritize the well-being of their workforce. It calls for a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the electrocution, aiming to identify lapses in safety protocols and institute corrective measures to prevent similar tragedies in the future.

The broader implications of this event reach beyond the specific locality, sparking a renewed conversation on the importance of occupational safety across diverse sectors. The Jal Jeevan Mission, which strives to provide safe and accessible water to every household, must now confront the imperative to ensure the safety of its workforce as an integral component of its mission.

This heart-wrenching incident serves as a poignant wake-up call, urging authorities, organizations, and the public to collectively address and rectify the critical lapses in workplace safety, with a specific focus on endeavors like the Jal Jeevan Mission that carry a profound societal impact.

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