Geoffrey Hancy - Barrister

Austin v The Electricity Networks Corporation

[2014] WASCA 89

On appeal client was successful. At trial client was successful.  Electricity supplier client. Public liability. Trespasser in transformer compound at disused quarry. High voltage electricity.  Electric shock from 22kV (22,000 volt) power lines to transformer. Loss of both legs. Plaintiff/Appellant engaged in criminal conduct. Defence under Offenders (Legal Action) Act 2000 (WA). Plaintiff’s appeal to the Court of Appeal dismissed

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