High-voltage circuit breaker kills worker

Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

High-voltage circuit breaker kills worker

A worker has been killed following a power station incident in Victoria.

It is believed the man in his 50s was working on a high-voltage circuit breaker at Yallourn Power Station when it exploded at about 3.50 pm on Monday afternoon (12/11/18), causing serious burns.

He was airlifted to hospital, where he later died.

WorkSafe Victoria is investigating.

The incident brings the number of workplace fatalities for the year to 22, which is the same as at this time last year.

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