It was later revealed that a worker in his 30s died from electric shock from high voltage while working alone on a power pole wearing cotton gloves.

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It was belatedly revealed that a worker in his 30s, who was about to get married, died after being electrocuted while working alone on a power pole.

According to the Yeoju Police Station in Gyeonggi Province on the 3rd, on November 5, last year, a 38-year-old Kim (38) was electrocuted from a high voltage while working on an electrical connection at a power pole near a new officetel in Yeoju.

At that time, Mr. Kim had an accident while working on a power pole alone, and was suspended 10 meters above the ground by a safety ring connected to the pole.

At the time of the rescue, Kim had a pulse and breathing, but was seriously injured, including third-degree burns from the head to the upper body. In the end, Kim, who was receiving treatment, died on November 24, last year, 19 days after the accident.

In particular, the day Kim died was the day before his birthday on November 25th. In addition, Kim was a prospective groom who was about to get married this spring. On the day of the accident, it is known that Kim’s last conversation with the bride-to-be was “I will go home after work.”

Police believe that it is highly likely that Kim, who was a subcontractor, received insufficient safety equipment and was put into operation.

According to the safety regulations of KEPCO, the work Kim did on the day of the accident was to be done in a two-person team, but Kim carried out the work alone. In addition, it is reported that he wore a regular truck after wearing a fall-prevention safety belt instead of a high-voltage insulated work vehicle used for high-voltage electrical work, as well as wearing cotton gloves rather than rubber insulating gloves.

The police are investigating the workers involved in the operation and KEPCO on allegations of negligent manslaughter.

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