Electrical Contracting, Service Industry and Equipment Technicians

Electrical Contracting, Service Industry and Equipment Technicians

WA Switch Room Incident

Paul Lister - Wednesday, February 11, 2015

On Tuesday 3 February 2015 a serious incident occurred at Galleria shopping centre, Morley, Western
Australia. The incident involved an explosion associated with the private electricity distribution network within the shopping centre.

Several persons (contractors working on the private network) were injured during the incident and tragically two persons have since died from the injuries they sustained during the incident.

WorkSafe WA and EnergySafety are investigating the incident and will share learning when they can.

As a precautionary measure, pending the conclusion of the investigation, Western Power has implemented the operational restrictions. Please view the safety notice issued below and report any safety concerns you may have within your workplace to your safety committee reps and ETU organiser.

NOTICE: Operational Restriction – High Voltage Fuse Switch Units.