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Man electrocuted while attempting to steal copper wires

Published:Monday | September 28, 2020 | 6:10 PM

The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is reporting that between late last night and early this morning, a man gained illegal access to the premises of the JPS Old Harbour Power Station in St. Catherine, where he attempted to remove copper cables.

The man reportedly cut an energised high voltage wire, which resulted in a fire at the station.

The fire was put out by the Old Harbour Fire Department, after which the burnt body of the man was discovered.

JPS is reminding persons about the dangers of tampering with Company equipment and is appealing to persons to desist from carrying out illegal activities on the electricity network.

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