Electrician dies from electrocution while installing wires in Panat Nikhom

PHOTO: Sawang Het Rescue Team

Chonburi –

An electrician has died from electrocution while he was installing wires into a customer’s house in the Panat Nikhom district.

Rescue workers were notified of the incident over the past weekend at a house in the Nongprue sub-district of Panat Nikhom.

The first responders arrived at the house to find the body of Mr. Montri Somboon, 47, still attached to a power pole near the home. It took about an hour for rescue workers to move his body from the pole.

PHOTO: Sawang Het Rescue Team

A burn mark was found on his belly. He was not wearing any safety items such as a helmet, shoes, or gloves.

A witness, Mr. Phonchai Witayapraparat, 45, told reporters, “I was inside my house relaxing when I heard a man crying for help.”

“I rushed outside and saw the man being shocked. I removed a wire from the transformer to cut the electric current before calling for help.” Phonchai stated.

Mr. Naruesirn Dokmaiklee, 52, who is Mr. Montri’s employer told reporters, “I have already warned him about wearing proper safety equipment many times before. Additionally, he often would attempt to do additional work outside of his scope, which we believe was the case in this incident. He attempted to connect wires that he was not trained on which resulted in the unfortunate accident.”


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