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UPDATE: Man suffers electrical shock

SHERRYLYN TOPPIN, [email protected]

UPDATE: Man suffers electrical shock

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POLICE HAVE CONFIRMED 57-year-old Ivor Griffith received an electrical shock earlier today while picking breadfruit.

Griffith, of no-fixed-place-of-abode, was reportedly using a metal rod to pick breadfruit from a tree at Farm Tenantry, St Peter, when the rod came in contact with electrical wires.

He fell about 20 feet from the tree, receiving injuries to his left shoulder and a bruise on his right hand.

Griffith was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance and is said to be in a stable condition. 

Officials from Barbados Light and Power Company also responded to the incident. (PR/SAT)