Electrocution scare for contractor

AN electrical contractor got more than he bargained for while working on a fuse box at Thabeban State School yesterday morning.

It is believed the man was using a screwdriver on the box, which short-circuited the system and gave him a jolt — creating fears that he had been electrocuted.

Queensland Fire and Rescue Bundaberg station officer Trevor Duncan said they were called to the scene about 8.20am.

“The short circuit created a bang like an explosion, but there was no fire,” Mr Duncan said.

A Queensland Ambulance Service paramedic assessed the man, and determined it was a minor shock.

“He was not transported to hospital,” a QAS spokesman said.

It is believed the man was declared fit for work and picked up his tools to be back at work shortly before 9am.



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