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Home owners cautioned after electrical fault caused death

15 December 2019 Emma Ryan
Home owners cautioned after electrical fault caused death

Home owners are being warned following a tragic electrical accident in Western Australia, which resulted in the death of a 50-year-old man.

Building and Energy has issued a statement confirming that it is currently investigating an electric shock incident that resulted in the death of the man at his home in The Vines.

The incident took place at approximately 6:30pm Monday, 9 December, where the man was found unresponsive near an outdoor spa pool.

Early reports have stated that he appears to have sustained an electric shock after coming into contact with an electrified component of the spa’s heating and pumping equipment.

Building and Energy electrical safety inspectors went to The Vines home the night of the incident and also returned the following day.

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“The power supply to the spa has been disconnected,” Building and Energy noted in its statement.

“The comprehensive investigation into the cause of the electric shock will continue over coming weeks.”

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Emma Ryan

Emma Ryan

Emma Ryan is the deputy head of editorial at Momentum Media.

Emma has worked for Momentum Media since 2015, and has since been responsible for breaking some of the biggest stories in corporate Australia, including across the legal, mortgages, real estate and wealth industries. In addition, Emma has launched several additional sub-brands and events, driven by a passion to deliver quality and timely content to audiences through multiple platforms.

Email Emma on: [email protected]com.au

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