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BL&P probes shock

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BL&P probes shock

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BARBADOS LIGHT & POWER (BL&P) says it is carrying out a probe into an incident where a youngster was “shocked” and thrown to the ground after resting against a utility pole in Ruby Tenantry Road, St Philip, on August 7.
Communications coordinator at BL&P, Nichole Stuart, said in a statement yesterday they were investigating the situation which involved Ramario Durant, of nearby Work Hall, St Philip. Durant said the incident had left him confused and with injuries to the face. 
“Light & Power is aware of the incident and is conducting a full investigation. Personnel from our Distribution Department and safety team have met with the injured man and his family, and have examined the pole and surrounding area as part of our investigation.
“The safety of employees, customers and the general public is our No. 1 priority. Our investigation into the matter continues,” the statement said.
The plight of the Durant family was highlighted in the Sunday Sun.
Durant, 20, who is the sole breadwinner in his household, has been suffering memory loss and is off from his hotel waiter job on sick leave. His mother, Latoya, who has a baby just over six months old, is battling cancer, while older brother Raheem is a seasonal tourism worker.
As a result of the incident, Durant has had to undergo a number of tests to determine the extent of damage caused by the electric shock. (ES)