Man Electrocuted In Clarendon From Apparent Contact With Wiring Used To Steal Electricity
A man was electrocuted on Sunday after apparently coming into contact with illegal wiring in Hunts Pen district in Clarendon.
The body of Horace Hudson was discovered on Monday morning in bushes in the community.
It is being surmised that the man was walking through the bushes, when he came in contact with wiring that was being used to steal electricity.
The Clarendon police are probing the development.
‘Throw-up’, ground-level’ and even underground wiring have long been used to steal electricity from the national grid across many communities across the island, with a noticeable feature of very little care about public safety in the mix. Even young children have at times fallen victims to electrocution from contacts with the illegal wiring.
Last month, former CEO of the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) – Kelly Tomblin stated that an estimated 180,000 homes, or approximately one million people across the island are benefiting from electricity theft.
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