Employee received a shock whilst insulating live wires
An employee received a 650 Volt ac. electric shock when he picked up
a cable lying on the ground that was connected to a generator and began
to apply insulating tape to exposed wires.
His employers were prosecuted under The Electricity at Work Regulations
1989 (No 16), and The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 (No 4) paragraph
3, and fined £15,000.
People who undertake work on electrical equipment or installations
should be competent to do so. Those in control of work should instruct
workers only to undertake work they are competent for, and workers should
ensure they do likewise.