Plant manager electrocuted

Grace Alba, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 22 2016 04:48 PM

ILOCOS NORTE - A 55-year-old man was electrocuted while fixing an electric pump inside a gas plant in Barangay Magnuang, Batac City on Thursday.

Authorities identified the victim as Silverio Bagarinao, a native of Bohol, and the officer-in-charge of the gas plant.

Reports indicated that Bagarinao and his co-worker were fixing the electric pump mounted outside the concrete fence of the gas plant when the incident happened.

According to the co-worker, he heard Bagarinao growling as he was turning on the electric pump. He then checked on Bagarinao and saw him lying on the ground

Bagarinao was rushed to the hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

Authorities reminded the public to always observe safety precautions when dealing with electricity, especially this rainy season when electrocution incidents usually occur due to wet conditions.