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Man Electrocuted in Antigua Working on Electrical System

December 30, 2010 Leave a comment

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – A 34-year old employee of the Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) was electrocuted on Tuesday while assisting with the restoration of electricity following the passage of Hurricane Earl.

A brief statement from APUA confirmed that Colin “Relic” Warner, 34, was part of a four-member crew working in the vicinity of the English Harbour when the incident occurred. APUA said that it would be carrying out an investigation into the matter.

Parliamentary representative for the St. Paul constituency, Eleston Adams said that while Warner “was very familiar with the dangers associated with his job, (he) always placed country above…”

“Colin died in the service that brought joy and safety to others. All whom he came into contact with will miss him,” he added.

Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer said that the passage of Hurricane Earl, a Category Four storm, on Monday, had resulted in no death or injuries in Antigua and Barbuda but had resulted in an electricity blackout as it uprooted utility poles.

Story via Caricom News Network

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