Generic photograph of powerlines, and street lights near Brisbane, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009.  Households will pay significantly more for their power when a proposed Emissions Trading Scheme is introduced. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt) NO ARCHIVING
Generic photograph of powerlines, and street lights near Brisbane, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009. Households will pay significantly more for their power when a proposed Emissions Trading Scheme is introduced. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt) NO ARCHIVING DAVE HUNT

2 killed, 7 hurt by powerlines

A SPATE of incidents involving overhead powerlines in Queensland has left two people dead and seven seriously injured - and the state's safety regulator says all could easily have been avoided. The head of Queensland's Electrical Safety Office, Victoria Thomson, said such tragedies should never happen. "In the most recent incident, a 28-year-old worker died after receiving an electric shock when the pruning tool he was using came into contact with powerlines,” she said. "The best way to avoid contacting powerlines is to not work underneath or near them.”


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