Shock: man (80) falls on live electric fence

2010-08-31 00:00

AN 80-year-old man suffered an electric shock when he fell on a live electric fence as he was trying to pick an avocado at an old age home in Pietermaritzburg yesterday afternoon.

ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks, who could not reveal the name of the home, said the man was in the garden picking the avocado when the accident happened at 4 pm.

“He sustained a concussion and was taken to Northdale Hospital. He was in a serious condition, but he is now stable,” said Banks.

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