Donatus Okhomina was pronounced dead in a local hospital following an injuries sustained from an electrical worksite on Saturday.
Donatus Okhomina and other crew members from Palo Alto’s utilities department were upgrading an electrical transformer near East meadow Drive and Middlefield Road when he got injured around 9:47 a.m..
Okhomina, a U.S. Air Force veteran and electrical lineman, joined the city of Palo Alto this month as utility line person.
A GoFundMe account has been created to support Okhomina’s family. The page reads…
“Our entire City family is saddened by the tragic loss of one of our own,” Ed Shikada, city manager of Palo Alto said. “Our condolences are with the family of our employee during this extremely difficult time. This is a sad reminder of the risks involved in the critical functions that our Utilities employees perform daily.”