Essential Energy has been convicted and fined $300,000 following the death of an electrical worker at Bulahdelah in September 2013.

The 47 year old man was fatally electrocuted when an electrical conductor he was holding became reenergised as it came into contact with, or in proximity to, energised overhead conductors while it was being lowered to the ground. SafeWork NSW’s investigation found that while Essential Energy was aware of the…