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Workers Electrocuted after contact with Power Lines

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18 Jul 2011
MFB crews were called after two workers came into contact with live power lines whilst operating a “cherry picker”.

Date: July 14, 2011 
Time: 12:44 hours     
Call Number:3534

Address: Hudson Street, Spotswood

Initial reports stated that two workers had been electrocuted. On arrival firefighters sprayed water on the persons in the cage which was still in contact with power lines.

Due to a voltage still being in the power lines, Emergency Services needed to wait for confirmation that power was off, to ensure no further injuries.

The cage was lowered and this allowed Ambulance crews to work on the victims.

Energy Safe, Worksafe and MFB Fire Investigation along with Police will investigate the circumstances. At this time it is confirmed that one worker was deceased at the scene.

Attending Appliances:  

Pumpers: 2
Aerial Units: 1

Number of firefighters: 12

Officer in charge: Commander Costa Katsikis

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