A MAN is fighting for his life after being electrocuted in Kilwinning Academy today.

The Times can reveal the horrifying incident happened in front of other workmen and staff this morning as the contractor was carrying out repairs at the secondary school.

A source told the Times the workman had to be resuscitated at the school.

He said: "He was in a bad way. He went blue and had to get resuscitated there and then. They were working on him for a while and the last I heard he hadn't regained consciousness."

Ambulances and emergency services rushed to the scene in Dalry Road following the horror accident and pupils began texting their parents to tell them of the grim news.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: "At around 11.30 this morning police were called to a report of a man being seriously injured whilst carrying out renovation work in a disused building in Dalry Road, Emergency Services were attended and the victim was taken to Crosshouse Hospital by ambulance where medical staff described his condition as serious.

"There will be a joint investigation carried out by Police Scotland and the Health and Safety Executive."

A North Ayrshire Council spokesperson said: “We can confirm that there was an incident this morning involving an electrician working on behalf of a contractor carrying out work at Kilwinning Academy.

“Our immediate thoughts are with the gentleman and an investigation is already under way into the cause of the incident.

“No-one else was injured and, as this part of the school was accessible only to authorised personnel at the time, there was no danger to any of our pupils.”