A GUYANA Power and Light (GPL) Contractor succumbed after he plummeted off a transmission tower, at Ithaca Village, West Bank Berbice, just after 09:00hrs on Sunday.
Dead is Leon Adams, 69, of Tarlogie, Corentyne.
When contacted, the deceased’s son, who witnessed the incident, told media operatives that he wished not to offer any details.
However, Guyana Chronicle was reliably informed that it was just after 07:00hrs that a three-member team, including a driver, left the Canefield Power Station in East Canje for Ithaca Village, West Bank Berbice, where an inspection on the 300-ft transmission tower was to be conducted.
On reaching the location, the younger Adams mounted the tower and his father, the now deceased, followed behind.
But just before the elder Adams reached the midway point, he slipped and plummeted just under 150 feet to the ground.
His son’s screams of “Daddy! Daddy! Daddy!” alerted nearby residents that something was amiss, and when persons got to the scene, the man was seen lying motionless on the ground.
He was quickly transported to the New Amsterdam hospital where his death was confirmed.