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Phillippino Worker Receives Electric Shock and Falls 4 Stories

MANILA, PHILLIPPINES – A laborer is in critical condition after he was electrocuted and fell from the fourth floor of the building where he was working in Pasig City.

The victim was identified as Ronald Rapsing, 23 of Orokan St. Cardona Rizal. He suffered second superficial burn in different parts of his body and is now confined at the Rizal Medical Center.

Police report showed that the incident happened at 11:00 a.m. Sunday at the Waste Deal Residence located on 01 Stella Maris Street, West Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City.

It was gathered that the victim was carrying pieces of wood that he would attach in the fourth floor when he hit a high tension wire cable and fell after he went off balance.

Story via mb.com.ph

  1. RightOfReagan
    December 31, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    Point of information. The worker was not electrocuted. Electrocution is death by electric shock. If he is still alive, he did not die yet. Thus he was shocked, not electrocuted.

    • jimschuster
      December 31, 2010 at 11:27 pm

      Technically, you are correct on the definition of “electrocuted”, but it is misused so often including in the media that the public uses the term to define “shocked”. Many articles published by media report “fatal electrocutions” which is redundant or state that a person was “electrocuted and in the hospital recovering”. I don’t write the articles, just collect and re-publish.

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