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  • Milind Korgaonkar, working on the glass dome at Inorbit, fell when the plaster of Paris gave way under him

Mumbai, Sep 28: A 24 -year old youth who was installing electrical wires on the glass atrium dome of Inorbit mall fell more than 50 feet to his death on Wednesday September 27 afternoon.

The spot on the atrium sidewalk where Korgaonkar was walking when the plaster of Paris gave way

Milind Korgaonkar, who came to the city a month ago from Sindhudurg, was employed by M/s Bunty Electricals as a wireman helper. He was assisting in decorating the mall, located in Malad, for the festive season when the mishap occurred.

According to his colleague Santosh Sawant, all the three helpers had taken adequate safety precautions. “Milind had the safety harness strapped firmly to his body, but he removed it while taking a lunch break at 1.15 pm. We were walking ahead on the atrium sidewalk when the plaster of Paris gave away,” said Sawant, adding that there were no safety nets below.

The hole created as he fell to his death

Korgaonkar was immediately taken to the Bhagwati Hospital where he was declared dead on admission. Ganesh Akhadhe, another colleague, said that Korgaonkar lived with them as none of his relatives lived in Mumbai. “He was the eldest and the only earning member in his family. We have informed them of his death,” Akhadhe said.

T Anupam, unit head of Inorbit mall, said that their malls follow the strictest safety norms for all employees. “It is an unfortunate accident,” Anupam said. “We had taken additional security measures after the 7/11 blasts, a constable was also witness to the incident,” he added.


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