An accident report came from Boksburg, the Gauteng province, after two men working on a fence in Massel Road had been electrocuted this afternoon.
One man believed to be in his late 50s had been fatally injured while the other one had sustained serious injuries but survived the accident.
The ER24 paramedics arrived at the scene at 12:25pm to find another service already in attendance. The paramedics were performing CPR on the older man. His condition, unfortunately, had deteriorated and he was declared dead on the scene. It is alleged that he came into contact with a live pole next to the fence.
The second man in his 20s was also electrocuted when he tried to help his colleague and fell 3 meters off the fence. He was rushed to a private hospital by an ambulance.
The local Community Police Forum, as well as two other emergency services, were assisting on the scene. The investigation is under way.