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Thursday, 06 August 2015 10:56

A construction worker died of electrocution Wednesday morning while doing construction work in Barangay Divisoria.

Chief Insp. Arlan Delumpines of the Divisoria Police Station identified the fatality Ramil Bucoy y Covarrubias of Divisoria.

Bucoy was one of the workers working on a building owned by Joel Bangayan.near the Integrated Bus Terminal.

Delumpines said around 9:45am,  Bucoy was connecting wood braces at the 2nd floor of the two-storey building when the wood he was holding fell on a primary line of Zamcelco located adjacent to the construction site. While holding the lumber, witnesses said they heard an explosion and saw Bucoy hanging on the 2nd floor of the building lifeless.

It took several minutes before his body was removed from the area because the live wire was still touching his body.

The emergency response team of the Philippine Red Cross arrived at the scene and rushed Bucoy to the Zamboanga City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead on arrival. – Bhong Simbajon/RMN News