A father-of-two was killed by electrocution while doing his job in Auckland, New Zealand.
38-year-old Wesley Talakai of Tonga was a loving husband and father who died at a construction site in Greenhithe while helping unload timber he had delivered with his truck.
According to the reports, the young man was unloading the goods when a crane hit the power lines above his truck in an attempt to move the wood.
After high voltage passed through the deliveryman’s body, Talakai was pronounced dead on the scene and he could not be resuscitated by the paramedics that were called to the site.
It was now revealed that Wesley was a father to two young boys aged five and twelve.
“They are the nicest, most loving family. He was so devoted to her and anyone they came into contact with, they carried light and were nice to everyone, and like a really sweet family,” Talakai’s close friend, Lisa McKenzie, expressed in an interview with the New Zealand Herald.
“It’s sad for anybody but heart-wrenching for this family because they were so closely connected.”
McKenzie also launched a fundraiser to help Wesley’s grieving wife and children pay the bills for the man’s funeral.
“Tasha has just lost her wonderful husband Wesley, as the result of a workplace accident, when the crane he was working in connected with high voltage overhead powerlines,” she wrote on givealittle.
“She and her children are devastated at the loss of Wesley, as he was a devoted, loving, and involved husband and father.
“Let’s help this beautiful Christian homeschooling family through our donations, which will allow a bit of breathing space, by paying to keep a roof over their heads, food, electricity, and other basic necessities.”
So far, Good Samaritans have already donated $20,000 towards the cause.
Our thoughts remain with the Talakai family during this challenging time.