IPOH, July 13 — A wireman was electrocuted while conducting work to replace a utility pole along the 16.5km Ipoh-Kampar road near here, yesterday evening.
Kampar district police chief Supt Hasron Nazri Hashim said that the victim Mohamad Kamil Mohamed, 28, and eight others from a private company worker in Chemor had been replacing utility poles in the area since Tuesday.
‘’Mohamad Kamil, from Padang Rengas, was electrocuted, when working with four others, to install a power cable on a pole.
‘’His workmates failed to save him and contacted 999 at 5.20pm. Paramedics from the Malim Nawar health clinic who arrived at the scene confirmed his death,” he said in a statement here today.
Hasron Nazri said that a post mortem at the Kampar Hospital at 8pm confirmed that the cause of death was due to electrocution and an investigation was being conducted. — Bernama