Lucky escape for 15 C&W employees

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Jul 2017 10:40:12

 


Staff Reporter,

Reportedly a passenger coach that should have been admitted in sick line repair was admitted in minor coach repair site of the coaching maintenance depot

A major disaster that would have killed at least 15 people on the spot was averted due to sheer good fortune of employees working for C&W at the coach repair depot at Jabalpur. Reportedly a passenger coach that should have been admitted in sick line repair was admitted in minor coach repair site of the coaching maintenance depot. The incident created large scale panic among employee when at the time of placing of coach on the repair track the coach went off the rail and fortunately got stuck to a support or else would have turned upside down and above all around 15 employees working on the spot would have met with eventuality. One employee close the rail sustained normal injuries was discharged after preliminary treatment.


According to information large scale panic was reported at coaching depot of Jabalpur division when one passenger coach was brought to minor repair siding. The coach should have been admitted to the sick line in view of major fault occurred in the coach. The incident occurred around afternoon at coaching depot. Despite the fact that the railway unions had demanded separation of task according to the nature of fault in the coach. Coaches requiring major rectification were being repaired at the minor coach repair spot. Sick coach was admitted in the minor repair section of coaching depot on Wednesday.

After coach was admitted technicians present started examining fault in coach. The coach was lifted by hydraulic jack not compatible to lift the coach to the extent it was lifted reportedly became malfunctioning. At the time of putting back on the rail the wheel went off the rail further the coach was about to turn upside down but got stuck to a point bringing respite for around 15 fear stricken employees working at that hour. One employee sitting close the spot named Beni Madhav Mishra sustained minor injuries. The gathering of fear stricken employee when apprised to members and office bearers of two railway union came on to the spot and raised slogan against the railway administration of gross negligence to provide safe working for employees.

The cause behind the mishap as sources inform would not have taken place had the coach brought for repair was taken to sick line as the coach required major rectification. Besides the equipments provided at the minor repair are not compatible to handle major work of repair. The agitation staged by union members made officials to reach the spot to take stock of the situation and conceded demand of employees to ensure adequate separation of work.