State of shock and awe

THERE were 298 electric shock incidents recorded at mining industry workplaces in Western Australia in 2018, according to the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, prompting a warning that contact with electrical energy can lead to death or serious injury.

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Electricity kills

DMIRS warns that everybody can potentially be exposed to electrical hazards, not just electricians, so procedures around electricity should always be followed and equipment always properly maintained.

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