Video from Chile shows a man reduced to smoke after his power pole climbing adventure turned sour. Filmed from a distance by a person in a car, the video doesn’t show much detail, but rising smoke makes the electrocution look rather deadly. Later on, the electrocuted man drops from the power pole free falling good 6 meters or so.
You would think there was no way he could have survived brutal electrocution followed with a fall, but he allegedly did and was taken to a hospital where he was treated for burns. 35% of his body was burned.
Can anyone who speaks Spanish help translate what the reporter is saying? Why was he on the power pole anyway? Was he trying to steal electricity or was he a worker on a job? If the latter, then perhaps he may need to take the course on power line safety again.