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ESV investigating the death of an electrician in Pakenham

Statement from Energy Safe Victoria Commissioner and Chairperson Marnie Williams

Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) is investigating an incident at a Pakenham commercial property yesterday afternoon, which resulted in the tragic death of a 40-year-old licenced electrical worker.

ESV offers its condolences to the victim’s loved ones.

Unfortunately, at the time of the incident preliminary inquiries suggest that the man was working within the vicinity of live electrical cables.

ESV, Victoria’s independent energy safety regulator, is pleading to all electricians to ensure they carry out safe isolation when working in the vicinity of live electrical equipment. We’re also reminding electricians to ensure they carry out mandated testing upon the completion and before energisation of electrical work.

Our Never Work Live campaign calls for electricians to always disconnect an electricity supply before starting work.

If electrical workers cut corners, they might not get a second chance. Protect your life and the lives of others by always working safely.

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