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Vandals Escape Shocking Consequences

Vandals Escape Shocking Consequences

Tuesday 9 April 2013

– Vandals escaped what could have been fatal consequences after tampering with a Unison Networks’ electricity cabinet outside Camberley School in Hastings on Saturday.

The vandals removed bolts from the cabinet door, leaving the box open with wires and fuses exposed. There have been similar incidents around Hastings recently, creating a concerning trend for the electricity distributor.

“Every year Unison runs public safety campaigns and visits schools to educate children and about the dangers of playing on or around power boxes. We are just very grateful that the children of Camberley School knew not to play with the exposed wires, because the outcome could have been fatal,” said Unison Health & Safety Manager, Wayne Withey.

The damage was reported to Unison by a concerned member of the public, and a fault person from Unison was onsite immediately to replace the door to the cabinet.

Mr Withey said the safety of the public was extremely important to Unison, and urged people to report any damaged electrical assets to Unison immediately on 0800 2 UNISON.

“If you see a member of the public interfering with any electrical asset, be that a cabinet, power pole or transformer, contact the Police immediately.”


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