Electrical safety

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    Linemen fatalities: a shocking situation

    India’s electrical maintenance workers, or ‘linemen’, play a vital role in keeping the power running to homes and businesses, but unions warn they lack essential safety training and equipment, with often deadly consequences.

    By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 08 April 2024

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    The deadly monsoon: how rainwater may be causing electrical fatalities

    With India currently in the grip of monsoon rains, experts are warning that more needs to be done to prevent fatal electrical shocks caused by waterlogged streets, buildings and workplaces.

    By Orchie Bandyopadhyay on 07 August 2023