The deceased has been identified as Stanley Thomas of Maracas, St Joseph.
Joseph was said to have been working on a roof at an apartment complex in Canaan Road, La Romaine, around 10 am when a steel beam he was carrying came into contact with high-tension wires.
The police and emergency health services responded to the report and Thomas was rushed to the San Fernando General Hospital.
Unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment.
San Fernando CID officers are continuing investigations.