Electrical Safety:WorkCover To Investigate Electrocuted Employee

electrical safetyAn employee of Essential Energy was killed by electric shock early last week.

At approximately 10:30am, the 47-year old man  suffered the electric shock was working on the electricity network at Pacific Palms.

Ambulance crews reached the site and attempted first-aid but efforts were unsuccessful.

“Our employee was an electrical worker based at Bulahdelah depot.  Our deepest condolences are with the family, loved ones and work mates of our employee,” an Essential Energy representative said on Monday afternoon.

“Essential Energy’s priority is to do everything we can to make sure our employee’s family, loved ones and work mates are supported during this difficult time.”

Essential Energy is working in collaboration with the NSW Police and WorkCover to find a cause of the accident.

As a result of the accident, approximately 300 customers in the Pacific Palms area experienced  interruptions with their service.

“WorkCover investigators are attending the scene of the incident and we will restore supply once WorkCover gives us clearance to do so.

“An estimated time of restoration is not available at the moment. We appreciate our customers’ understanding.”

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Source: http://www.greatlakesadvocate.com.au/story/1746618/electrocuted-while-working-on-power-lines/

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