ECD man electrocuted while setting up metal Christmas tree at Lusignan
A 29-year-old machinist is now dead after Police said he was allegedly electrocuted while he and a few others were erecting a metal Christmas tree in front of a Lusignan, East Coast Demerara residence.
Dead is Deepak Ramdeen of Good Hope, ECD. The incident occurred sometime around 23:00h on Friday night at the Lot 139 East Lusignan residence of another fitter machinist, Gupta Ramcharran called “Billy”.
It is been alleged that the star on the top of the tree came into contact with a live wire overhead, which caused Ramdeen to be electrocuted.
Police inquiries disclosed that Ramdeen and others were erecting the metal Christmas tree using a crane attached to a lorry bearing registration number GCA 9708 that Darampaul Prettipaul was operating.
During that process, Ramdeen as well as the others received electric shocks to their bodies.
They were all rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital.
The deceased succumbed while receiving treatment, while Gupta Ramcharran along with Shivraj Rulall and Mahendra Ramcharran remain patients in the Burns Unit at GPHC.
Investigations are ongoing.