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Worker Dies after being Electrocuted on Roof

A fatal workplace electrocution has taken place in Melbourne’s outer-west at a house in Plumpton. A 19 year old man died after being electrocuted while working on the roof of a house. The man was installing an air-conditioner on the

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Victorian Construction Accident- Worker Electrocuted

Tragedy has struck in Melbourne’s outer west where a young worker was killed while working in the roof of a house. The 19 year old was electrocuted while apparently installing an air-conditioner on the roof of a 2 storey Plumpton

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Company Fined $300,000 for Apprentice Electrocution Incident

A Melbourne electrical firm was recently convicted and fined $300,000 over an incident involving an apprentice in 2016. The third year apprentice died from electrocution while laying cables at a property in Camberwell. The company pleaded guilty to 2 charges

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Man’s Body Retrieved from Under House Following Electrocution

Another tragedy has taken place, this time in Sydney’s northwest where a 46 year old man died from electrocution. The man was working under a house when the incident occurred. Emergency services were summoned to the site in Eastwood, after

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Beware Live Powerlines – Warning After Fatality

The Queensland safety regulator is reminding us all to be careful when working near overhead powerlines. The reminder comes after 2 people were killed and 7 seriously injured in incidents involving overhead powerlines. These accidents were tragic and preventable, as

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Electrical Hazards a Huge Risk to Construction Workers

Electrical hazards are among the top 3 most common on construction sites, causing thousands of injuries every year. Construction workers are some of the most vulnerable to electrical hazards, one of the reasons why mandatory construction induction training addresses this issue.

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Who is Enforcing Electrical Safety in Homes?

A recent post on Sourceable.net highlighted the high number of electrical defects that are left unfixed upon the transfer of sale of a home.  This is particularly concerning when you consider that according to the Department of Fire & Emergency Services

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Simple Steps towards Electrical Safety

Although electrical safety on a construction site is a complex issue that cannot be covered in just one post, here are some basic tips to achieve electrical safety for construction workers, Read instructions, labels, installation manuals etc. before installing, operating

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Young worker dies on Renovation site

Yet another construction death has occurred due to an electrocution on a site in the town of Yallourn North, Gippsland recently. This time a 25 year old worker lost his life while working on a housing renovation project. The man

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Construction Hazards that Necessitate White Card Training

In addition to fulfilling a mandatory legal requirement, completing the white card course is important for construction workers to ensure they are familiar with the hazards presented by construction work. Every site is different and some hazards may be present

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