Electrician apprentice electrocuted at Tema West


An electrician's apprentice was electrocuted to death on a voltage pole in Sakumono, Tema West last Saturday.

The 22-year-old man was later identified as Kofi Owusu by some onlookers who thronged the Chapel Square area of the community.

He wore blue overalls with no hand gloves on and his corpse dangled for over four hours with a few of his tools lying beneath the pole.

The onlookers, mostly from Sakumono Village where the deceased lived with his family, wailed uncontrollably as they waited for the Police.

His body was later brought down with the help of police personnel and officials of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) after they cut power to the area.

Some residents who were spotted earlier said he had been invited to fix an electrical fault a few hours after the rains subsided Saturday afternoon.

It is, however, unclear he was a certified electrician and authorized by the ECG to climb such electrical poles.

Corroborating the incident, Chief Inspector Collins Antwi Kweku Amankwah, Station Officer, Sakumono Police Station, said the deceased was an electrician apprentice who inadvertently slipped whiles working on a faulty line and in the process held onto a live wire leading to his death.

The body of the deceased, he added, had been deposited at the Police Hospital morgue.