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A young father was electrocuted in a bizarre work accident and died just months before marrying the love of his life.

David Outhwaite was described to 9News as “sunshine in human form” by his fiancée, Jodi Dunlop, who was devastated as she overcame the tragedy.

The 36-year-old, who recently started his own business, was killed Friday afternoon while working on a utility pole at a private property on Thompson Road in the southern Perth suburb of Nirimba. Western Australia.
David Outhwaite was going to marry the love of his life, Jodi Dunlop.
David Outhwaite was going to marry the love of his life, Jodi Dunlop. (Nine / Available)

Dunlop said he was “broken” by his wife, adding that he “makes the world and everyone around him better”, especially for his 16-month-old daughter.

Fellow electrician and football coach Owen McLarty said he heard someone had died and began searching the area for sparks.

David Outhwaite was the father of a 16-month-old girl.
WA electrician was the father of a 16-month-old girl (Nine / Available)
David Outhwaite was a respected member of the local community.
David Outhwaite was a respected member of the local community. (Nine / Available)
Jodi Dunlop was engaged to David Outhwaite.
Jodi Dunlop was engaged to David Outhwaite. (Nine / Available)

“Dave was an unresponsive person,” McLarty said.

“I had a terrible feeling that it might be Dave.

“Just feel sad… you have a bit of an empty, sickly feeling in your gut I guess.

“He was very vocal at the football club and captained several games a season, from that perspective he’s a respected leader – and just a real person.”

Fellow electrician and football coach Owen McLarty spoke of his shock at the tragic death. (Nine)

WA’s energy safety watchdog said the plumbing was still energized by live electricity when the electrician started working on it, and that usually shouldn’t be the case.

His investigation now aims to prevent a similar tragedy in the future.