A 34-year-old man of Palo Seco was electrocuted after coming into contact with a live electrical line from an illegal connection from a Heritage Petroleum Ltd low voltage power line to his home.
Heritage says the dangers of illegal electrical connections have been the focus of several notices in the print media.
The Company says it also maintains field signage and has issued warning letters and disconnects persons engaging in this risky practice.
Police are currently investigating the incident.
Heritage though, issued a statement saying it was saddened by this tragedy and will continue to prevent and discourage persons from establishing illegal electrical connections from the Company’s grid.
It hopes that no such loss of life will ever occur in the future.