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Trainee scaffolder died when scaffold tube came into contact with overhead line

A trainee scaffolder received a fatal electric shock whilst handling a 6.4 metre long scaffold tube that came into contact with an 11,000 Volt overhead power line. No site specific risk assessment had been done, only generic ones at the office.


The company employing the worker was prosecuted under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act Section 2(1), and fined.


Updated 2013-03-28