Kitty resident electrocuted in Essequibo

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A Georgetown resident met his demise on Monday after an electrical wire he was assisting a friend to hold came into contact with a transformer at Dryshore Public Road, Essequibo Coast, Region Two.

The dead man has been identified as 24-year-old Orin Cozier of Dowding Street, Kitty, Georgetown.

Based on reports received, at about 13:30h, Asif Azeez, a supervisor attached to the Ramotar and Sons Electrical Company was in the company of several of his workers as they were running electrical wires on lamp poles along the Dryshore Public Road to facilitate the installation of road lights.

However, one of the men was on top of the pole pulling the electrical wire while Azeez and Cozier were on the ground next to the roadway holding the other side of the wire to keep it steady. In the process of pulling the wire, it came into contact with a transformer thus causing electrical current to pass through the wire.

Both Azeez and Cozier reportedly pitched several feet away, landing on the roadway. As a result of the electrical shocks, Cozier became unconscious while Azeez was in a stable condition. They both were picked up and taken to the Suddie Hospital where Cozier was pronounced dead on arrival.

Azeez on the other hand was admitted a patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the said hospital.

Cozier’s body is at the Suddie Hospital Mortuary awaiting a post mortem.

An investigation has been launched into the unfortunate incident.

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