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 was electrocuted only a matter of hours after another young worker was killed on a building site in Caulfield South when part of the building collapsed. These incidents bring the number of workplace fatalities in Victoria this year already to 12.
The man was working in the kitchen of the home renovation site when he suffered the electrocution around 4:30 in the afternoon.
Work Safety Authorities reminded the public that this fatality is the second in a period of just 7 hours following the death of the 20 year old worker on the Caulfield site.
WorkSafe Chief Executive, Denise Cosgrove expressed sympathy to the families and friends of both victims and described the incidents as terrible tragedies.
As she also explained, the tragic news highlights the importance of constantly keeping safety as the main priority in all workplaces because you never know when a freak accident like this could occur.