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Man found dead at London, Ont., power plant

QMI Agency

A forensics officer works with colleagues to photograph a body discovered inside Hydro One's Highbury Transmission Station in London, Ont., on October 10, 2014. (CRAIG GLOVER/QMI Agency)

A forensics officer works with colleagues to photograph a body discovered inside Hydro One's Highbury Transmission Station in London, Ont., on October 10, 2014. (CRAIG GLOVER/QMI Agency)

LONDON, Ont. — Workers at a London, Ont., power plant arrived Friday morning to find a man with no vital signs who appeared to have cut his way into an area that contains 27,000 volts of power.

Paramedics had to wait nearly half an hour for Hydro One officials to cut the power to the area before they could assess him.

Employees told police that trespassers frequently cut their way into the compound to steal copper, despite the hazard signs and barbed wire that surround it.

Police said they must notify next of kin before they can release the deceased’s name.


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