SHOVEL STRUCK UNDERGROUND ELECTRIC CABLE



  • Barnsley Magistrates Court heard that the underground electric cable was struck by a metal spade used to excavate a post hole..
  • The workman received an electric shock although the shock did not cause any lasting injury.
  • Berneslai Homes Ltd has been prosecuted after a joiner received an electric shock whilst replacing a wooden garden fence at a domestic property in Barnsley on 26 November 2013.
  • Berneslai Homes Ltd is responsible for managing 18,800 homes on behalf of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council.
  • The case follows a subsequent HSE investigation into safety standards during maintenance work of council owned domestic properties.


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