Electrical safety regulator investigating Nollamara death

Investigators from the State Government’s electrical safety regulator, Building and Energy, are on site at a property in Nollamara where an electrical worker tragically died this morning.  

The 24-year-old electrician was found deceased in the home’s roof space.  

Western Australia’s Director of Energy Safety, Saj Abdoolakhan, has extended his deepest condolences to the electrician’s loved ones.  

“Our focus is on determining how this tragedy occurred and whether electricity was a factor,” Mr Abdoolakhan said. 

“While we continue this work, I urge everyone to ensure the power is turned off at the main switch before entering a roof space.  

“This is required by law for any worker entering the roof space of a home due to the potential electrical hazards."  

Home owners and occupants should also support this requirement when workers are at their property.  

“While it is not mandatory for homeowners to switch off the power at the main switch before they enter the roof space themselves, I strongly recommend that they do so as well,” Mr Abdoolakhan said.

More information is available at https://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/announcements/roof-space-hazards-switch-you-go, including roof space safety stickers available for ceiling entry points and switchboards. 


Media contact: BEmedia@dmirs.wa.gov.au 

Building and Energy
Media release
29 Jul 2023

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