Electrical safety regulator investigating Pinjarra death

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Electrical contractor / worker

Investigators from the State Government’s energy safety regulator, Building and Energy, are on site at a property in Pinjarra where an electrical worker tragically died yesterday afternoon.  

Building and Energy is investigating the electrical accident. 

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

“Information and findings so far indicate the electrician was working on a private power pole on the consumer’s property when this tragedy occurred,” Mr Abdoolakhan said.   

“It appears that the installation was still energised with live electricity at the time. 

“Our investigation is focused on ascertaining what caused the accident to help prevent another similar tragedy in the future.” 

Building and Energy will prepare a report for the Coroner. 


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

Building and Energy
Media release
05 Nov 2022

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