17 Jan 2017

Four electrocuted offloading containers in American Samoa

12:07 pm on 17 January 2017

One man is dead and three others are in a serious condition after they were electrocuted while off loading containers in American Samoa.

Witnesses said a crane which was off loading containers in Tafuna struck a power line yesterday afternoon.

They said the men, who were on the ground, may have touched the containers or the crane.

Family members have confirmed the death of one of the men, Iosefa Elia.

He died shortly after being rushed to the LBJ hospital.