Witness statement date:
April 9, 2011
Witness statement name:
Michael, age 38 - Utility worker on call
I had just arrived at the station to investigate the cause of a power outage when I stepped on a child's toy controller. This seemed to be fairly used but not weathered so I knew it hadn't been in there very long. The station is situated at the very end of a country residential road and often times I have come upon garbage left behind by teenagers who hang out there. But a child's toy isn’t what I’m used to seeing and I was immediately concerned. I began searching the immediate area and that’s when I noticed the young boy through the fence, on the inside of the transformer station. I called the incident into the control room requesting emergency medical services and then proceeded to enter the station. Upon reaching the young child adjacent to the transformer I knelt down and check for a pulse. The child was deceased.