GTT technician falls from utility pole after electric shock

first_img…company launches probeGTT technician David Kunath was rushed to a city hospital following his swift fall from a power pole at New Garden Street, Queenstown, Georgetown, on Wednesday. According to reports, the technician was performing network activity duties for the phone company when he came into contact with a Guyana Power & Light (GPL) transformer around 09:00h. Eyewitnesses who immediately contacted emergency services reported hearing a loud band and witnessing a flash a light. They then saw the injured man on the ground. Guyana Times understands that Kunath’s condition was listed as serious as medical personnel continue to address his injuries which extended to burns about the body.GTT issued a statement following the indecent which confirmed that the man was performing duties on their behalf. “Right now, our primary concern is the health and wellbeing of our colleague and his family members,” the phone company noted.Meanwhile, GPL observing the seriousness of the man’s injuries stated that it wishes him a speedy recovery.“At present, both GPL and GTT officials are working collectively to ascertain the circumstances which led to the injuries sustained by Mr Kunath. Following the completion of ongoing investigations of [Wednesday’s] regrettable occurrence, both companies will further update the family of Mr Kunath and the general public,” the power company advised.last_img

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