Man dies in Ledge Point roof space

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EnergySafety and Western Power inspectors are assisting police to investigate the death of a man in his early 70s at Ledge Point this morning.

The man was believed to have been in his own roof space when he died. Inspectors have indicated at this stage it is unclear if electricity was involved.

EnergySafety thoroughly investigates electricity and gas related incidents in WA with a view to preventing them in the future.

Acting Executive Director of EnergySafety, Michael Bunko relayed his sincere condolences to the man’s family.

“Although it is still unclear how this man died, I take the opportunity to remind people of the lethal electrical dangers when working in roof spaces and the importance of turning off the electricity main switch at the main switchboard before venturing up into the roof space”, Mr Bunko said.

Media contact:
Janette Gerreyn
0403 770 564 (media enquiries only)
janette.gerreyn@commerce.wa.gov.au

EnergySafety
Media release
27 Dec 2013

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