A demolition company was fined over an incident involving live power 2 years ago.
The company pleaded guilty to one charge of failing to provide and maintain safe systems of work, resulting in a $25,000 fine. The company also had to pay costs of $5221.
The company was using an excavator to demolish a house at Cowes.
An unlicenced worker was operating an excavator so he was supervised by the owner of the business and co-workers were spotting.
While the worker was using the excavator bucket to pull down guttering, it struck overhead power lines. The worker was not injured in the accident.