10:59 am, Thursday 13 December, 2012
An accident that took the life of a 20-year-old worker yesterday morning is under investigation by Workplace Health and Safety Officers.
The apprentice electrician was working inside the ceiling of the student services building at a school campus when he apparently came into contact with live wires. The accident happened at about 8.10am.
Neil Noble, the Queensland Ambulance Service operations manager said that the staff at the school tried to resuscitate him as they waited for paramedics to arrive at the scene.
They performed CPR whilst he was inside the ceiling and then brought him down for the paramedics. On arrival the ambulance officers worked to revive him for 30 minutes but were unable to.
A spokesperson from the Department of Justice said that inspectors from Electrical Safety Office and Workplace Health and Safety are investigating the incident to ascertain whether there were any safety breaches committed by the employer.