Utility worker falls unconscious at Jalan Paradom, pronounced dead at scene

APM and police personnel carrying the deceased's body out from the jungle.

SIBU, May 8: A worker of utility company passed away near an electrical substation in Jalan Paradom yesterday.

Sibu district police chief ACP Zulkipli Suhaili said the Lanang police station received a report from the Civil Defense Force (APM) at 3.15pm concerning a worker of the utility company who had passed out in a forest in Jalan Paradom.

“At the time of the incident, the victim was with several colleagues doing maintenance work on an electrical substation. One of his colleagues said the weather then was very hot. So the deceased went to cool himself in a stream nearby,” he added.

However the deceased, 52, passed out soon after.

Paramedics from the hospital pronounced him dead at 4.59pm at the scene.

Zulkipli said the case has been classified as sudden death. — DayakDaily