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Man charged over smart meter shock

Posted by: 3AW Radio | 31 January, 2012 - 1:20 PM
Smart Meter

An electrician has been charged over the installation of a smart meter which caused a woman to receive an electric shock.

The woman from Highett sufferred the shock when she tried to water her garden in March last year.

Energy Safe Victoria Director, Paul Fearon, says the man faces up to $30,000 in fines for the faulty work.

The matter is listed for mention in the Melbourne Magistrates Court in March.

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Blog comments Your Say

  • col, ted said he'd look into stopping smart meters. With $1 billion already wasted, I'm not sure it was viable really. Just face it, this was another Labor disaster. End of story.

    jason Wednesday 22 February, 2012 - 2:11 PM
  • smart meters should be stopped, it is plain to see they are a fire hazard, does someone have to die before Mr Baillieu relizes this, there is nothing wrong with the meters we have now.

    mark Wednesday 22 February, 2012 - 10:43 AM
  • I work at Jemena and have if 6 smart meter catching on fire and one of them given out toxic fume nothing has been done about it's all been swept under the carpet

    Jemena Wednesday 22 February, 2012 - 9:15 AM
  • The smart meters they are pushing onto people, after a single death or even incident, should of been stopped and put under full review.

    Unknown Wednesday 1 February, 2012 - 8:15 PM
  • Why wasn't Derryn screaming about this guy not being named??

    Mylene Tuesday 31 January, 2012 - 8:11 PM
  • A house fire at Northcote last weekend as a result of a smart meter installation, as covered by the ABC, have you noted how many fires of late causes unknown, I see a cover up, why cant we insist installation is done by an A Grade Electrician. this is suppose to be a Democracy it is a disgrace.

    vickie forster Tuesday 31 January, 2012 - 7:28 PM

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