Worker’s death has hard lesson
AN INQUEST into the electrocution of a young man at a Queensland construction site underlines the need for better electrical safety, the State Government says.
Jason Garrels, 20, was killed when the switchboard he was carrying came into contact with live wires at a housing site at Clermont, west of Mackay, on February 27, 2012.
Paramedics arrived within minutes but the ambulance could not get to Mr Garrels because of wet and muddy ground. Coroner David O’Connell delivered his findings this week with recommendations to prevent a similar tragedy, which the Government said it would consider.
A government industrial relations group is now considering how best to respond to the Coroner’s findings.