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WorkSafe NZ opens investigation after worker suffers serious injuries in electrical incident

Feb 18th 2022

WorkSafe NZ opens investigation after worker suffers serious injuries in electrical incident

WorkSafe has launched an investigation after a worker was seriously injured while attending to an electrical fault in Wainaka.

A spokeswoman said St John was called to an electrical incident on 9 February at 10.15 am.

The man was flown to Dunedin Hospital for treatment.

New Zealand Government figures showed in 2019, a total of 238,100 work-related injury claims were made to the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) or ACC-accredited employers (down about 1,800 from 2018).

Trade workers had the highest work-related injury claims, with 41,500 claims.

Source Otago Daily Times

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