A technician attached to GTT was this morning blown off a utility pole in the Queenstown area as he came into contact with a transformer belonging to the Guyana Power and Light company.
The man has been identified as David Kunath.
He is currently a patient in the Intensive Care Unit of the Georgetown Hospital nursing serious burns and other injuries about his body.
It was just before 9 o’ clock this morning, while installing internet cables on the pole, that persons in the New Garden Street area heard a loud sound and saw the young technician being pitched from the pole.
Passers-by rushed to his aid as he groaned for help.
A security guard at a nearby business said she had just complained to the young man about a telephone issue as he made his way up the pole and moments later she saw a lighting type flash and noticed that he was on the road.
The Police responded within minutes along with an ambulance after 911 was contacted.
The woman said she was left in disbelief as the man’s body appeared to be smoking and he made loud groans. He was rushed to the hospital and the Police launched an immediate investigation as investigators from GTT and GPL also arrived on the scene.
A GTT official at the scene said the company is investigating the incident but is also paying attention to the welfare of the technician. He said based on initial information, all safety procedures were being followed by the young man when the incident occurred.
The probe continues and GTT has promised to offer updates as they become available.