Lineman dies of electrocution in Batangas

TANAUAN CITY, Batangas – A 31-year-old lineman died after he was electrocuted and fell off a ladder while laying wires in Barangay Poblacion 5, this city, on Saturday morning, November 11.

Police identified the victim as Christian Fajardo, a resident of Barangay Banay-banay, Lipa City, Batangas.

Fajardo was installing wires on an electric post near a grocery store when something near him suddenly exploded and caused him to fall off the ladder.

He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead due to cardio-respiratory arrest secondary to electrocution.

The victim’s brother and co-employees reported the incident to the police.