Three apprentices receive electric shocks


Tuesday, 26 October, 2021

Three apprentices receive electric shocks

Three electrical apprentices received electric shocks during August 2021, according to WorkSafe Queensland.

It said the first incident involved a school-based electrical apprentice, who received an electric shock and burns to her hands while replacing fluorescent lights with new LED lights. Initial enquiries indicate she was working under the supervision of a licensed electrical worker in an administration building.

Meanwhile, WorkSafe Queensland said the second incident involved a first-year electrical apprentice who received an electric shock while fault finding on air-conditioning equipment. Initial enquiries indicate he was assisting an electrical tradesman to commission air-conditioning units and was working under the supervision of a licensed electrical worker.

The third incident involved a second-year electrical apprentice who received an electric shock to the back of her hand. Investigations indicate she was installing a PVC conduit for a new air-conditioning circuit when she contacted the bare end of the new conductors.

These findings are not confirmed and investigations are continuing into the exact cause of all incidents.

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