A 33-year-old worker, who was involved in erecting metal poles in the median on ECR ahead of Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami’s arrival to visit the flood-affected areas in suburbs was electrocuted as a pole he was holding came in contact with live overhead cables on Monday.
When contacted, a police officer said they are investigating who engaged Thyagarajan to erect poles. “After they are traced, a case will be registered for further investigation,” he said.
A woman techie had died after a banner fell on her two-wheeler from the median on Pallavaram-Thoraipakkam radial road in September last year. While she lost balance and fell on the road, she was run over by a tanker.