Friday 24 November, 2017

Man electrocuted from contact with illegal wiring in Clarendon

'Throw-up', ground-level' and even underground wiring have long been used to steal electricity from the national grid in many communities across the island.

'Throw-up', ground-level' and even underground wiring have long been used to steal electricity from the national grid in many communities across the island.

A man was electrocuted, seemingly as a result of a freak encounter, on Sunday in Hunts Pen district in Clarendon.

The body of Horace Hudson was discovered on Monday morning in bushes in the community.

It is believed that he was walking through the bushes, when he came in contact with wiring that was being used to steal electricity.

The Clarendon police are investigating the development.

'Throw-up', ground-level' and even underground wiring have long been used to steal electricity from the national grid across many communities across the island, with a noticeable feature of very little care about public safety in the mix. Even young children have at times fallen victims to electrocution from contacts with the illegal wiring.