Incident alert – Electrical incident – February 2017 – Townsville

The Electrical Safety Office is investigating a serious electrical incident that happened in February 2017 in Townsville which resulted in the death of a person at a residential property.

Initial investigations suggest the person was handling a submersible pump used to pump bore water at the time of the incident.

This alert is to remind you of the danger electricity can pose – especially where equipment is located in a wet environment and is energised.

If you have broken or damaged electrical equipment or are unsure of the equipment’s safe use, stop using it and contact a licensed electrical contractor to inspect it. You should also consider ensuring all power outlets have a safety switch protecting them and if unsure have a licensed electrical contractor inspect and confirm.

More information
For electrical safety information visit or call 1300 362 128.