Man electrocuted in West Bay

| 17/11/2010

(CNS): Police have now confirmed reports received by CNS this morning that an electrician was killed last night in West Bay as he attempted to hook up to the electricity supply. The man is believed to have been contracted to a local electrical company and was working on connecting the power on a property in the West Bay Heritage complex near the Ed Bush playing field on Tuesday around 9:30 pm when he was electrocuted. The police said the emergency services found the 33 year old man lying within a building at the site where he was pronounced dead at the scene. Police enquiries into the incident are ongoing, however at this stage an RCIPS spokesperson said that there would appear to be no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.(Photos by Dennie Warren Jr)

The location where the man was killed is where the Pirates Week West Bay Heritage Day celebrations are planned for today and it is believed the electrician was attempting to hook up  power for the event. 

Caribbean Utilities Company, Ltd. (CUC) said this morning that it was aware of the tragic loss of life that resulted from the electrocution at the Ed Bush Playing Field in West Bay last night but preliminary information available indicated that neither CUC’s equipment nor its electrical system was involved. "CUC wishes to offer condolences to the family of the victim at this difficult time," the local power firm said.



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  1. Anonymous says:

    This devilish satanic festival should be shanned by all the christians in Cayman. We are a god choosen nation and must not let evil inour society !!! i urge all christians to hold referendum and petition this to the leaders.

    • Cynical says:

      This is where you see how brain wahed the people ofCayman are with these imaginary friends. 

      Grow up and de-programed yourself of these myths that everything fun is devilish. Christianity is the source of your problems.

       The fact that someone was probably doing a scab job without planning approval should looked at not the festival.

      Always so easy to blame the unknown instead of analyzing it with an open mind.


  2. BM says:

    I knew him well and loved him very much.
    It’s hard to come to grips with what happened and can hardly believe I’ll never see his face or his smile again.
    He was working trying to make a better life for himself and his family esp. his kids.
    He was indeed a safety first man, so I know his death wasn’t his fault.
    Shit happens, I’m just so sorry it had to be him.
    BD (my nickname for him) I love you and miss u terribly.
    “Even in death I love you.”

  3. Paper Caymanian says:

    Im  dumbfounded by the death of this young man but im even more astonished to understand that the festivity continued as planned….like nothing happened!!! Not even a mark of respect…..SMH

    A man died while setting up the electricity for the planned festivity!!! That was his honest living & no he isnt Caymanian but he’s here legally working honestly to maintain his family back home….Lets put the ongoing discrimination aside & have a heart!

    Remember this saying: Today For Me Tomorrow For You

  4. Anonymous says:

    I think it is very sad that it is deemed that the festivites will continue. Shouldn’t they be cancelled as a mark of respect.

  5. MER says:

    This is sad, especially that he lost his life for this meaningless and outdated festival we waste money on each year! I used to love Pirate’s week, but I think the time has come to focus more on some other form of entertainment for this time of the year.

  6. Anonymous says:

    He was a professional electrician that practiced "safety first".  This was his trade and not just something that he was doing on the side.  Please be considerate with your comments and remember his family and friends in their time of bereavement.  Thank You.

  7. condolences says:

    How terribly unfortunate and tragic. My condolences go out to this man’s family and loved ones.  

  8. Twyla Vargas says:

    I know I may get thumbs down and negative replys but something is not right anymore with this PIRATE WEEK activities.   Three shot in East End, and a Man electrocuted in West Bay?  No, something is not right.  I for one use to take an active part in Pirates Week, but after listening to half of the Island say.  Change it,  Change the Name.   I am listening.   Have’nt been to one in  Six years.  Its just not the same.

    I think we should change the name.  To Cayman Heritage Week.  Cut out the pirate revelling.  My comments are that in having Heritage week.  Each district can have their day, beginning at 08:30 am with Heritage Breakfast. Heritage Lunch, we know what that is.  The  stew conch, fried fish, turtle meat and so, and so.  MUSIC STRIKES UP FROM 1PM TILL 8PM.  fIRE WORKS AND WE ARE DONE.

    Just my thoughts.

    • Trueblood says:

      It’s because Pirates are evil people who have raped and killed. Yet we, this small "chritian" nation continue to be in support of Pirate’s Week. If the festival continues the Tourism department should consider a name change i.e. Cayman Carnival minus the damn Pirates. It’s a curse I tell ya! Thumbs down me all you want IMO!!

      • Anonymous says:

        I think we need to ban "Heritage Days"

        The shooting and this tragedy both happened as a result of the "Heritage Days"



      • Cynical says:

        What ever it would have Cayman heritage week or Pirate week he still would have been working on the same connection.

        Have you ever stop to think about this or your head is where the sun never shine with your myths?

    • Anon says:

      The name "Pirates’ Week" has got nothing to do with the stabbing in East End or the unfortunate electrocution of the gentleman in West Bay. The stabbing in East End are just a bunch of idiots not knowing how to behave in a proper and decent manner.

      Call is "Cayman Heritage Week" and see how quickly the regular PIrates’ Week tourists take their dollars elsewhere. IN a time like this, Cayman cannot afford to be too picky.

      • Twyla Vargas says:

        Anon, I wish I could agree with you on everything you say, but on some I cannot.  Alright, I can bend a little about the name change.  Leave it and call it what we may.  I thought I had read that there was a shooting in East End., but in your comments you said it was a stabbing.  Somebody’s error.

        Now your second paragraph is of some concern.  SUGGESTING, That if we change the name to "Cayman Heritage week" the regular tourist will take their dollar elsewhere.  If you are a true Caymanian ,then  I am saddened.  For the fact that you are putting money before pride.  If you are not a Caymanian, then it makes a big difference, because there would be no reason for you to care how we feel.

        Today as I assisted my 8 year  Grandchildren twins  with homework, you know what they said to me.  "grandma we had Mr Pirate and his wife fighting with swords in our school today, and he killed her"   I replied" What!!"  and they replied "But the pirates were only joking, he really did not kill he, he was only pretending.  What should 8 year olds gather from this.

        I will let you do the thinking..


    • Anonymous says:

      Both the shooting and this incident were related to the "Heritage Days" part of Pirates week.

      It is poor logic to suggest that the names "Pirates Week" or "Heritage Day" had anything to do with these two incidences.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Was this man professionally trained. Was he filling in for womeone else wo is trained in this area. Something is wrong here. Did he have on the appropriate attire, like gloves jacket etc. Helmet?  What happened? Who is liable here?Call for investigation if there is any faulty equipment or regulatory systems of this procedure, .

  10. Ebanks says:

    Wow!  Sorry to hear that… his family must be in much pain

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes they are very much.  This is really sad and hard todeal with.  He has a family and young children in Jamaica.  To the person that questioned whether he was professionally trained……yes he was and this was his profession and for the record he is a very good electrician and always practices "safety first".  Please be considerated with your comments and remember his family and friends in their time of bereavement.  Thank you.