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.