Coober Pedy News

     No. 3                                                        April 17, 2002

Archived copy

 Search words coronial inquest held courthouse state coroner wayne chivell death robert greg rodney arc lamp working section dugout extension crowders gully electrocuted son died trying rescue tragedy connected domestic power source series leads counsel assisting kate hodder established approve main switch earth stake meter box metre recently been repaired satisfaction electricity supplier district council coober pedy vandalism continues smashed windscreens don watson owner david mccormack paint thrown restored engine spark plugs smashed gossip tasty swallow it provers d j mountford plumber kent street star opal green fingers pedians achieve perseverance patience plain hard work gardening achievers jan carroll black point day lilies rattle off names variety don burke camera home among gum trees photo size comparison definition harmony speaking major mouthful australian meat pie greek accent french language mike wilson investigating officer primary industries lamp good quality anyone observing detect fault outside michael maylin attitude general prior twenty trouble using regulation cut off supply specifically mr gregg authorities involved electical changed replied possession james watson principle technical standards safety officer office technical regulator dismantled apparent rendered live source understand wiring deteriorates age exposure rodents experience brief estimate general condition rest interstate re-occupy home requested re-connect verified connected observed disconnected rectify problem polarity south australian electricity act sections delineate responsibilities consumers entities contractors liable certificate compliance pointed however concurred shoddy indicate legally consumer upgrade unless ordered notices immediate specific date re-connection following entity's available wearing shoes electric shock less tested leakage unsatisfactory nearby property distributed through ground gregg's contributed unable attend giving evidence sergeant james tappin police neville mitchell council's former manager electricity supply courts administration authority media advice electrocuted father underground shaft located front family home floodlight unconscious  electrocution help electrocuted regained consciousness resuscitate unable refers prior hearing having revealed likely fault combined unearthed socket verandah via extension cords hand down findings recommendations due course