Escom worker fatally electrocuted

An employee of the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) has died after being electrocuted in the line of duty.

The deceased has been identified as Kondwani Masambira, 34 of Msusa Village in the area of Traditional Authority Kapeni in Blantyre.

Chikwawa Police Station Public Relations Officer, Sergeant Dickson Matemba said on Thursday that the incident occurred on September 29, 2020 at Tomali Trading Centre.

Matemba said the incident happened when the deceased and his colleagues were assigned to rectify an electric fault at a certain pole near a customers house.

“In the course of duty, Masambira (now deceased) accidentally touched a live wire as a result he was electrocuted and died on the spot,” she said.

“The deceased’s body was removed from the pole by fellow workers and taken to St. Montfort Mission Hospital for postmortem and it was established that death was due to electrocution,” added Matemba.

According to Matemba, the deceased was working at Nchalo ESCOM Branch.

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mtete
mtete
8 months ago

Sad, very sad!

Ida
Ida
8 months ago

So sad. Rest in Peace young man. You did’nt deserve such death. May the good Lord console the bereaved family

Chisale
Chisale
8 months ago

RIP. Why can’t companies introduce safety procedures like ‘Permit to Work’, whereby every thing is isolated, verified and checked again by a different person. One only starts work when he has a signed ‘Permit to Work’. We to start these companies for not having proper safety procedures.

ERUTU
ERUTU
8 months ago

ESCOM must be at fault for not providing appropriate and adequate PPE.

This may expose ESCOM further concerning inadequate/improper training they give to their FAULTS TEAM.

COMPENSATION LOOMS

MAY HIS SOUL REST IN ETERNAL PEACE 🌹🙏🏾

ECG church member
ECG church member
8 months ago

May Jehovah God grant the family and all affected the comfort that He only can give in Jesus’s Mighty Name.

Kumavalo Nsamaonetsa Nyoni
Kumavalo Nsamaonetsa Nyoni
8 months ago

Amen

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