Pune: Fatal Accident in Nana Peth: Legal Proceedings Initiated After Crane Hook Mishap Claims Worker’s Life

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Pune, 7th April 2024: Samarth police have initiated legal proceedings against five individuals in connection with a tragic incident resulting in the death of a worker. The unfortunate accident occurred on Wednesday, April 3rd, at Doke Talim Chowk in Nana Peth, when a crane hook fell on the head of the deceased worker, Pandurang Amritrao Mhaske (35 years old, residing in Dhankawadi, originally from Jalna).


The individuals held responsible for this incident are Revan Tulsidas Nath (28 years old, residing in Hadapsar), Faiyaz Idrees Ahmed alias Imtiaz (24 years old, residing in Mangalwar Peth), Seema Jambhale (45 years old, residing in Yerawada), Babu Shinde (residing in Dhankawadi), and Yogesh Baban Mhaske (residing in Hadapsar).


A case has been registered against them, with Police Sub-Inspector Akshay Kumar Gorad submitting a complaint at the Samarth police station.


On Wednesday morning, April 3rd, the task of removing a street light pole in the Doke Talim area of Nana Pethe was underway. This responsibility was assigned to a contractor, and Pandurang Amritrao Mhaske, an electrician employed by said contractor, was part of the operation. Jambale Crane Service was entrusted with the crane operation for this task.


Following the completion of the pole removal, Mhaske began gathering the materials from the site. An unforeseen incident occurred when the iron hook of the crane broke loose and struck Mhaske on the head, resulting in fatal injuries.


Investigations revealed negligence on the part of both the crane operator and the owner. They were aware that the iron wire connecting the crane’s hook had worn out, yet no safety precautions were in place at the worksite. Despite this, the crane’s operations continued unabated, with no consideration for Mhaske’s presence below. As a result, the investigation concluded that Mhaske’s demise was directly attributable to the broken hook striking his head. Legal action was taken, and a case was registered in this regard.