Posted: Tue 31st Jan 2017

Tribute Paid Following Fatal Llanrumney Incident

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Jan 31st, 2017

South Wales Police and the Health and Safety Executive have launched a joint investigation into the circumstances surrounding an incident in which a 21 year-old employee of Western Power died whilst working in the Llanrumney area on Monday, 30th January, 2017. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Police and paramedics were called to Clevedon Road at 12.20pm where the man was believed to have been electrocuted whilst carrying out utility works in the area. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Tom Owen, from Efail Isaf near Pontypridd was taken to the University Hospital of Wales where he was pronounced deceased. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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His family has issued the following statement: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We are absolutely devastated by the tragic death of our son. He is our world. We are incredibly proud of the young man that he had become and can’t imagine life without him. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“He had so much of life ahead of him which he looked forward to sharing with his friends from Beddau Rugby Club, work mates and his girlfriend Grace. He will be sorely missed by everyone that knew him.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

His family are being supported by specially trained family liaison officers from South Wales Police and have asked that they be allowed the privacy to come to terms with their tragic loss. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Pictured: Tom Owen, (left) with mother Kim Owen, father Martin Owen and his sister Katie. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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