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Another construction site electrocution

By johnboy - 8 November 2012 15

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics have treated a 28-year-old male at a construction site on General Bridges Drive, Duntroon, following an electric shock.

Male was conscious when crews arrived and patient was treated for injuries and taken to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

WorkSafe ACT has been notified.

Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 11.46am.

12:27 PM

[Courtesy ESA]

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Another construction site electrocution
pptvb 7:22 am 09 Nov 12

gooterz said :

I wonder if their work practices are current or if there are potential differences?
The building companies have the power to stop these from happening.
How many incidents does it take to induce change or have some one charged?
Safety shouldn’t be seen as something that impeeds the flow of work, but a right of the builders.

Bravo!

wildturkeycanoe 6:00 am 09 Nov 12

DrKoresh said :

460cixy said :

That’s shocking there’s been a few cases lately

I’m sure this case will spark another round of OH&S discussions. The halls Dickson Tradies will be a buzz with chatter once this gets on the wire.

The Dickson Tradies hasn’t had a tradesman in there since they introduced a dress code. Hi viz just doesn’t suit the re-modelling that went on.

Holden Caulfield 12:34 am 09 Nov 12

Pork Hunt said :

Some of you people need to ohm up for some puns here…

Perhaps they could be assembled into a Powerpoint presentation.

gooterz 11:25 pm 08 Nov 12

Pork Hunt said :

Some of you people need to ohm up for some puns here…

Watt, another bright spark with his finger on the pulse trying to de-fuse the situation?

Wire we joking around about people that get hertz, its pretty re-volting.

Lets hope he gets discharged from TCH soon.

Pork Hunt 10:07 pm 08 Nov 12

Some of you people need to ohm up for some puns here…

LSWCHP 8:28 pm 08 Nov 12

gooterz said :

I wonder if their work practices are current or if there are potential differences?
The building companies have the power to stop these from happening.
How many incidents does it take to induce change or have some one charged?
Safety shouldn’t be seen as something that impeeds the flow of work, but a right of the builders.

Rimshot! 🙂

Girt_Hindrance 7:32 pm 08 Nov 12

I’m positive that the negative implications of this incident have been isolated. Alternately the capacity to make light of the incident has been lost.

HenryBG 7:15 pm 08 Nov 12

Pork Hunt said :

LSWCHP said :

pptvb said :

Shocked, not electrocuted.
Survived, not dead.

e·lec·tro·cute? ?[ih-lek-truh-kyoot] Show IPA
verb (used with object), e·lec·tro·cut·ed, e·lec·tro·cut·ing.
1.
to kill by electricity.
2.
to execute (a criminal) by electricity, as in an electric chair.

Yep. I believe it’s a portmanteau of “electrical” and “execution”. Thomas Edison is to blame.

Surely the statute of limitations applies here and Edison won’t be prosecuted.

Anybody not yet familiar with Thomas Edison’s marketing methods might want to read up on them before deciding:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topsy_(elephant)

gooterz 6:52 pm 08 Nov 12

I wonder if their work practices are current or if there are potential differences?
The building companies have the power to stop these from happening.
How many incidents does it take to induce change or have some one charged?
Safety shouldn’t be seen as something that impeeds the flow of work, but a right of the builders.

Pork Hunt 6:34 pm 08 Nov 12

LSWCHP said :

pptvb said :

Shocked, not electrocuted.
Survived, not dead.

e·lec·tro·cute? ?[ih-lek-truh-kyoot] Show IPA
verb (used with object), e·lec·tro·cut·ed, e·lec·tro·cut·ing.
1.
to kill by electricity.
2.
to execute (a criminal) by electricity, as in an electric chair.

Yep. I believe it’s a portmanteau of “electrical” and “execution”. Thomas Edison is to blame.

Surely the statute of limitations applies here and Edison won’t be prosecuted.

Woody Mann-Caruso 6:25 pm 08 Nov 12

Another example of the Americanisation of our culture.

DrKoresh 6:25 pm 08 Nov 12

460cixy said :

That’s shocking there’s been a few cases lately

I’m sure this case will spark another round of OH&S discussions. The halls Dickson Tradies will be a buzz with chatter once this gets on the wire.

LSWCHP 6:12 pm 08 Nov 12

pptvb said :

Shocked, not electrocuted.
Survived, not dead.

e·lec·tro·cute? ?[ih-lek-truh-kyoot] Show IPA
verb (used with object), e·lec·tro·cut·ed, e·lec·tro·cut·ing.
1.
to kill by electricity.
2.
to execute (a criminal) by electricity, as in an electric chair.

Yep. I believe it’s a portmanteau of “electrical” and “execution”. Thomas Edison is to blame.

460cixy 3:41 pm 08 Nov 12

That’s shocking there’s been a few cases lately

pptvb 2:04 pm 08 Nov 12

Shocked, not electrocuted.
Survived, not dead.

e·lec·tro·cute? ?[ih-lek-truh-kyoot] Show IPA
verb (used with object), e·lec·tro·cut·ed, e·lec·tro·cut·ing.
1.
to kill by electricity.
2.
to execute (a criminal) by electricity, as in an electric chair.

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