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Construction worker dies by electrocution

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Jakarta   /   Thu, July 24, 2014   /  09:49 am

JAKARTA: A worker with construction company PT Baja Prima died on Wednesday after being electrocuted by a charged metal roof frame in Depok, West Java.

Ayit, a 40-year-old resident of Jelambar, Grogol, West Jakarta, was hit by high voltage currents when he and his fellow worker Aji were repairing the roof frame on a three-story house on Jl. Kapuas, Bhakti Jaya subdistrict in Simpangan Depok.

'€œThe victim was struck by the electric current when the victim and I fixed the steel-made roof frame. The victim died on his way to an adjacent hospital on Jl. Raya Bogor,'€ Aji said on Wednesday.

Aji said he heard a sound like thunder and then saw that Ayit'€™s body was badly burned.

Yadi Mulyadi, another eyewitness, said besides seeing a bolt of lightning he also heard an explosion.

'€œI was shocked to see the victim'€™s body burn and then fall to the ground,'€ he said, as quoted by tribunnews.com.

Yadi added that the victim was electrocuted when the steel roof frame touched high-voltage electrical wires hanging over the construction site.

Sukmajaya Police station chief Comr. Agus Widodo said police were still investigating the fatal incident.

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