Woman dies in mock safety drill

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    BANGALORE: A mock fire drill on Friday morning turned fatal for a 23-year-old woman. The drill, conducted by the fire and emergency services department, mocked every aspect of safety.

    Social welfare officer Nalini Ramakrishna, employed with Bombay Rayon Fashions at Yeshwantpur, was killed when the rope she was using to come down from the third floor of the factory building snapped, hurtling her to the ground 15 feet below. Making a mockery of its preparedness to handle emergencies, the fire brigade had no net in place when it asked the factory's employees to come down the third floor using a rope.

    Nalini, who worked in the Peenya facility, had come to the Goraguntepalya unit near RMC Yard, Yeshwantpur, after hearing about the mock drill. She volunteered to take part in the drill. The mock drill began at 10.30am with a couple of exercises and lectures. Fire brigade officials then moved to practical lessons A rope was tied to the window of a third-floor room. The officials asked the employees to volunteer and descend to the ground using the rope. A chair knot that binds the volunteer from the neck down to the stomach was used. Ravikumar, an employee, successfully landed on the ground first.

    Nalini volunteered to go down next. As 200-odd onlookers stood on the ground and watched the exercise, the officials tied Nalini in a chair knot. Nalini began descending but halfway through the rope snapped, sending her plunging to the ground.

    She was rushed to hospital where doctors declared her brought dead. "Nalini sustained head injuries and a cervical fracture," doctors told police.

    Hailing from Siddavanahalli in Gowribidanur of Chikkaballapur district, Nalini was to marry in April to a man from her native place.

    Bangalore - City - The Times of India
     
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    No safety nets below:mad2::mad2::mad2:
     
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    The rope snapped? What kind of rotten rope were they using... or did the knot fail?
     
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    Shame on fire department and shame on local authorities who approved such drill without cross checking safety gears.
     
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    Bloody government agencies..no concern for any life at all. The most disgusting part is none of them are likely to be brought to book for this.
     
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    once a pregnant woman slipped while getting down the stairs during fire drills, lost her baby. if there are any fire drills at ur place make sure handicapped people, pregnant women, elderly go last.
     
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    When India wants to copy the US without the expertise, such things happen!

    Now that should be done is to do it China's way.

    Hang the scoundrel who organised it in such a slip shod way!

    Either mock drills will stop or the drills will be tightened up!

    All show, no go!
     
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    if fire dept using sub standard equipment in mock drill imagine what they will use in real time problem.


    imagine people die of faulty oxygen cylinder mask or lack of oxygen in cylinders
     

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