There you go again, looking for facts. What a concept.
Look, I don't like to see anyone die. But MDorBust has hit the nail on the head. Without this information, you cannot just simply put this on the electric company. I know for a fact that the local electric company wouldn't do this if they had known about the condition, nor do I suspect that the company in NZ
would have either without extreme circumstances.
From the article, there seems to be conflicting reports, and the start of a "he said, she said" battle. Let's wait until the facts are reported, and then direct our flames in the right direction.