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Date PostedApril 11, 2018

Electrical Contractor Jailed following Workplace Fatality

An electrical contractor has been convicted and sentenced to 7 years’ jail time over an incident that involved the electrocution of a worker in February 2012.

The workplace incident resulted in the death of the 20 year old worker, when the electrician failed to turn off the power to a sub-board which he was helping to install.

The electrical contractor received a 7 year jail sentence for manslaughter and perjury. He will be eligible for parole after 2 years.

The prosecutor argued that the incident was both “tragic and preventable”, had the contractor installed safety switches, this incident could have been prevented. Find out more http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/03/electrical-contractor-jailed-7-years-death-young-tradesman/#.WsFbyZclE1k

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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