Construction work is generally high risk but when working alone, it is even more high risk because when accidents do occur, the likelihood of getting help in time is minimal.
A recent accident on the roof of the Dallas Shopping Centre in Melbourne’s north-west is proof of this.
An electrician was killed after suffering an electric shock while working alone on the shopping centre roof.
Witnesses apparently heard a loud bang and the mall’s power went off. When emergency personnel arrived at the scene the man was already dead.
This tragic incident is a reminder of the dangers of construction work and electrical hazards in particular.
The young man killed was described as a loving 24 year old father of a 5 month old.
WorkSafe Victoria has launched an investigation into the incident.