Contractor Breaks Occupational Health and Safety Codes

occupational health and safety actAfter failing to disconnect the electricity to a building that was being demolished, a contractor now faces a financial penalty of $5000.

The demolition contractor, Michele Antonio Galluccio is guilty of demolishing a site without following the occupational health and safety codes. He has since been fined at Perth Magistrates Court.

Gallucio did not ensure that all lines of electricity were cut when he began the demolishing of the building.

Not only did Gallucio cause great risk by not severing all sources of electricity of building, but he also potentially endangered the lives of civilians since the facility was still open to the public due to a fallen barrier.
A WorkSafe Executive stated that this sort of occurrence is a reminder of the importance of upholding safety standards when involved in a field such as demolition.

Not disconnecting the electricity to the building, created the possibility of electrocution for employees.

Source: http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/wa/9785587/contractor-left-power-on-during-demolition/

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