By Felipe V. Celino
ROXAS CITY, Capiz– A lineman of a telecommunication company died after he was electrocuted while conducting line clearance in an electric post Monday afternoon at Brgy. Tinaytayan, Dumarao, Capiz.
Eruel Cuadrante Sta. Maria, 36, of Brgy. Cortez, Balete, Aklan was declared dead on arrival at Sen. Gerry Roxas Memorial District Hospital in Dao, Capiz.
Investigation by Dumarao Municipal Police Station indicated that Sta. Maria was with colleague Paul John Fuasan, 31, of Brgy. Sto. Niño, Dumalag when the incident happened.
According to Sta. Maria’s brother, the ladder the victim was using accidentally gave way and subsequently hit the fiber drop wire which led to his electrocution.