A TSTT cable is being blamed for the death of a motorcyclist who became entangled in the damaged line which had been left hanging at Jerningham Junction, Cunupia, on Sunday night.
At around 10 pm, Ronnie Samuel, of Homeland Gardens, Cunupia, a WASA employee and father of two was riding his motorbike along the main road when the accident occurred. His motorbike crashed about 500 feet away from where he fell on the roadway.
Close friends and relatives told Guardian Media they were distraught and outraged at the circumstances of his death.
"TSTT is to blame for this because weeks now that cable there and they failed to fix it. Now his children are fatherless, " a close friend said as she broke down in tears.
Residents said a truck pulled down the cable several weeks ago and despite many reports to the telecommunications company it was not repaired and remained hanging across the junction about four feet off the road.
A resident tied a white cloth to the cable as a warning to motorists.
In an official statement, TSTT said it is investigating "the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the incident in which Mr Ronnie Samuel was injured and subsequently succumbed to his injuries."
The company also extended condolences to Samuel's family "who has our assurance that this is receiving the company's full attention and will be thoroughly investigated. TSTT is unable to comment further at this time."
Reporter: Rhondor Dowlat