September 2016

Essential Energy

2 September 2016

On 2 September 2013 a worker was fatally electrocuted after taking hold of a cable being lowered to the ground which became energised.

After a SafeWork NSW investigation the defendant, Essential Energy, was charged with a breach of section 32/19(1) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

On 2 September 2016 the defendant was convicted by the District Court and fined $300,000.

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