TAYUM, Abra – An employee of Smart Telecommunications Company died after he was allegedly electrocuted when he climbed the perimeter fence of a tower to replace a busted light at Poblacion, here, Monday afternoon.
Police authorities identified the fatality as Jeffrey Paet Cruz, 20, single, employee of Smart Telecom and a resident of Taleb, Bantay, Ilocos Sur.
Initial police investigation showed the victim used a ladder to climb the perimeter fence of a Smart tower in the area to replace a busted light but witnesses claimed that as soon as he was near the busted light to be replaced, he suddenly fell on the ground due to alleged electrocution.
The victim was rushed by his colleagues to the Abra Provincial Hospital for medical treatment but he was declared dead on arrival by attending physicians due to alleged electrocution.
His remains was brought home to Bantay, Ilocos Sur by his relatives for him to be given a descent burial.
By Dexter A. See