Saturday, November 3, 2012

Condolences to hydro worker killed in Sarnia, Ontario

A Wednesday, October 31, 2012 news release by the Sarnia Observer reports that on Wednesday morning, a Bluewater Power worker was killed while trying to fix the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. He was electrocuted to death while trying to fix a power line that had been knocked to the ground, a conclusion reached by the Ontario Labour Ministry. The incident happened near the Lake Huron shoreline, on Passingham Lane at Lewis Lane at 10:14 a.m., according to Sarnia police. The electrocuted worker was rushed to Sarnia hopsital, but was later pronounced deceased. His name will not be released. To read the full story by the Sarnia Observer, please visit

I would like to offer my condolences to the friends, family, and co-workers of this man who has died such a terrible death. He and others like him worked in extremely harsh conditions to try and restore electricity to those left without power because of Hurricane Sandy. It is incredibly sad that he had to lose his life while trying to help others. I wish his loved ones all the best in trying to cope with this tragic loss. R.I.P.

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