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Stuck PLN technician electrocuted by power lines

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, June 21, 2019   /   11:34 am
Stuck PLN technician electrocuted by power lines Technicians with state-owned electricity company PLN replace a damaged isolator in Jakarta. (The Jakarta Post/Dhoni Setiawan)

A technician for state-owned electricity company PLN got stuck and electrocuted by high voltage power lines on Jl. Cipinang Raya, East Jakarta, on Thursday.

East Jakarta Fire and Rescue Agency operational head Gatot Sulaeman told tempo.co that the worker, identified as Ahmad Sujadi, survived.

“The victim was stuck [on a power line] measuring more than 20 meters,” Gatot said.

Ahmad was doing maintenance work on the power line when he got stuck and was electrocuted. He was unable to move.  

“The victim was rescued after an hour,” Gatot said.

Gatot added that Ahmad was receiving treatment at a hospital. “The victim is still weak and his legs are cramped,” Gatot said. (tru)