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#470614 - 08/20/13 05:06 AM Construction Worker Burned By High Tension Wire  
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Marty Offline
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A construction worker in San Pedro is in the KHMH tonight after surviving a massive electrical shock and the fall from a four-storey building. It happened this afternoon at 4:20 pm in the downtown area of the island town. 42 year old Artemio Tamai was on top of Sunbreeze Suites working on a roof when a sheet of zinc he was holding came in contact with what we are told is a BEL high tension wire. Due to the power of the jolt, witnesses say he fell from roof unto Barrier Reef Drive. He was taken to a town doctor and then, due to the seriousness of his injuries, airlifted to Belize City. San Pedro Police say his injuries are not life threatening – and his major injury is second degree burns to his stomach.

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#470630 - 08/20/13 06:37 AM Re: Construction Worker Burned By High Tension Wire [Re: Marty]  
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He fell from the roof of a four story building and his major injury is burns to his stomach? Wow, that is amazing!


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#470631 - 08/20/13 06:47 AM Re: Construction Worker Burned By High Tension Wire [Re: PalapaBob]  
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I was just thinking the same thing. I know what it would do to my happy arse.


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#470632 - 08/20/13 07:01 AM Re: Construction Worker Burned By High Tension Wire [Re: Marty]  
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The Humpty Dumpty Theory is at work. You land in the right place and do not a crack a bone. But..............

#470633 - 08/20/13 07:07 AM Re: Construction Worker Burned By High Tension Wire [Re: Marty]  
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He didn't fall off the building. He recieved a massive jolt but was carried off the roof.

#470639 - 08/20/13 11:17 AM Re: Construction Worker Burned By High Tension Wire [Re: jeffb]  
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I certainly hope he recovers..but unfortunately in high voltage contacts, the injury has only begun. The damage continues to get worse after the fact.

My prayers are with him and his family.

DC

#470659 - 08/21/13 04:13 AM Re: Construction Worker Burned By High Tension Wire [Re: Marty]  
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Here's the story in the San Pedro Sun...

#470734 - 08/22/13 05:36 AM Re: Construction Worker Burned By High Tension Wire [Re: Marty]  
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There should be, and should of been insulated blankets over the wires to prevent this type of injury.

#470791 - 08/22/13 04:53 PM Re: Construction Worker Burned By High Tension Wire [Re: Danny2]  
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Bel should have been asked to put cover on their wire, with construction so close. It's part of their service.

DC


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