Electricity Board has liability for death of man electrocuted when boarding bus in contact with live wire: Kerala High Court

"It is the bounden duty of the Board and its employees to keep electric equipments and accessories intact and in proper position so as to avoid danger to the public," the Court said.
Electricity Transmission Tower
Electricity Transmission Tower

The Kerala High Court recently held that if a person dies from electrocution by a hanging live electric wire touching the vehicle he boarded, the Kerala State Electricity Board and its employees can also be held liable for the same [The National Insurance Co. Ltd. v Narayani & Ors.].

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