Golden Grove man electrocuted, GPL blames electricity theft

The police say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the demise of Hilbert Mayers, 48 years of Section ‘C’, Golden Grove, ECD, whose body was found in a neighbouring yard this morning and the power company says that the death occurred as a result of electricity theft.

Guyana Power and Light in a press release today said that its investigations revealed that the death of the man resulted from an illegal connection which was made to the “School for Differently-Able using a telephone wire. It appears the connection is established every evening and removed in the morning”. It said that the incident might have occurred while the connection was being removed.

“GPL continues to urge individuals and new communities to work with the Company to access power legally. Electricity theft, apart from being extremely dangerous, is a criminal activity and no matter how competent you think you are, one mistake can result in serious injury or death”, the release said.

 

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