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.