Kusoldharm rescue workers stationed at Patong Beach responded to a call made at 3:40pm where it was reported by a local resident that an electrical worker was electrocuted while working on the high-voltage power lines on Rat Uthit 200 Pi Rd.
The man appeared to be seriously injured and was slumped on top of a power pole rescue workers were told.
Rescue workers arrived at the scene with staff from Patong Hospital to find a group of people gathered near a power pole. Patong Municipality officials arrived soon after with a cherry picker which they used in the 20 minute operation to bring the injured man down.
The victim was later named as 22-year-old Pornchai Palasuth an employee of a company sub-contracted by the PEA to improve the power lines in the Patong area.
A Kusoldharm rescue worker said that Mr Pornchai suffered burns to several areas of his body and was taken to Patong Hospital. He was later transferred to Vachira Hospital Phuket where he currently remains.
“Police are investigating the incident to find out what caused the electrical shock,” the rescue worker said.