EnergySafety and WorkSafe are investigating the death of an electrician

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EnergySafety and WorkSafe are investigating the suspected electrocution of an electrician who was working at a property in Yokine yesterday.

The man was repairing an air-conditioner in the roof space of the premises.

Inspectors travelled to the site soon after and are investigating the circumstances.

EnergySafety and WorkSafe thoroughly investigate serious electrical incidents and deaths in WA with a view to preventing future incidents of a similar nature.

Director of Energy Safety, Ken Bowron today said any work-related death was a tragedy, and relayed his sincere condolences to the man’s family.

Media contact:  Candace Beilby 6251 1930 or 0411 258 721 (media enquiries only).

candace.beilby@commerce.wa.gov.au

EnergySafety
Media release
16 Mar 2016

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