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Australia: Power Company Charged over Electrocution of 17 Year Old Girl

January 9, 2013 Leave a comment

Geraldton, Autralia: The state’s energy watchdog has charged Western Power over the electrocution of a 17-year-old girl in Geraldton.

Amber Finch died after she was struck by a damaged power line left dangling by a storm, while walking home with friends in the dark in January 2011.

Two friends who tried to help her were also injured.

Energy Safety has charged Western Power under electricity network safety regulations and the matter is due in the Geraldton Magistrates Court in April.

Story via Yahoo! News

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UK: Electric Box Fire

October 22, 2012 Leave a comment

Falmouth, UK: Two crews from Falmouth were mobilized on Saturday evening to an electrical fire involving an electric box attached to a property at Budock Water, near Falmouth.

A CO2 extinguisher was used to deal with incident and Western Power were called to isolate the box from the electrical network and make it safe. No-one was hurt in the incident.

Story via Cornwall News