The ABC brings word of trouble at the dam as accidents prompt another very expensive shut down:
More than 20 serious safety issues have been reported since work began on the Cotter Dam enlargement project.
In the past week there has been another two incidents, prompting WorkSafe ACT to issue a 13th prohibition notice.
A worker drilling near a crane accidentally severed its cable while the power was on.
ACT Work Safety Commissioner Mark McCabe says the worker is lucky to be alive.
“A large electrical cable as thick as my arm and the cable was live at the time.
“WorkSafe is investigating that matter. It’s a very serious matter, it could have led to a fatality.
“I’ve asked the investigators to advise me whether there’s been a breach of the Work Health and Safety law that should be referred to the DPP.
In the other incident, a bolt came off a lower section of a crane, compromising its entire structure.