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Date PostedJuly 10, 2017

Demolition Company Fined after Live Power Accident

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.

Read more at http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/06/demolition-company-fined-25k-live-power-incident-2015/#.WWDNEuklHIV

Peter Cutforth is a Director at Urban E-Learning, a global elearning and web strategy firm based in George St Brisbane. Peter's interests extend to training, safety and compliance, online marketing, and Mobile Apps.

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