April 3 According to the European Union News Agency quoted by the European Union News Agency, on April 1 local time, a team of engineers on Evia Island, Greece, had a serious accident while laying circuits.
Three people were electrocuted and one seriously injured. The police have arrested three project leaders.
It is reported that the incident occurred in the village of Gymno on Evia Island.
When four engineers were laying underground lines, when they were working on a telephone pole, they were suddenly hit by high-voltage electricity of up to 20,000 volts.
Three people died on the spot and seriously injured one.
The injured engineers were rushed to the nearest medical center for emergency treatment, but they were transferred to Harquida General Hospital due to critical condition.
According to the report, the four engineers are employees of private companies implementing projects for the Greek state public power company PPC. At the time of the incident, a cable on the nearby utility pole loosened from the fixed hook and fell on the cable that four people were trying to connect, instantly generating a huge current, leading to tragedy.
Witnesses said that the scene at the time of the incident was terrible, but he was unable to reach out.
The local fire department dispatched 5 fire trucks and 12 firefighters to the scene, but had to remove the charred bodies.
Two of the three engineers killed were Greek citizens, both 50 years old, and the other was a 45-year-old Albanian citizen.
The seriously injured engineer is a 35-year-old man who was seriously burned after being hit by high-voltage electricity.
On the evening of the 1st local time, the police arrested three project contractors, project directors and chief engineers.
The police are investigating the incident and determining whether there are any requests to cut off the electricity in the area when the project is carried out. Three people may face charges of manslaughter.
Electrician is one of the most dangerous professions in the world. Electric shocks, falls and burns are the most common causes of injury and death for electricians.
In addition, because the workspace of electricians is relatively narrow, it is necessary to stay standing or kneeling for a long time, and fractures have also become one of the common types of work injuries for electricians.