Beware of shonky DIY and dodgy electricians
DODGY electricians and amateur DIYers are causing a shocking upswing in serious electrical accidents across Queensland, according to new figures.
The latest industry data showed on average a serious accident occurs every working day.
There were five electrical fatalities last financial year and six in 2006-07; well up on an average 2.25 for the four previous years.
"Electricians are saying they're coming across a lot of dodgy work by home operators or contractors without licenses in both domestic and commercial jobs,"
"There's a bit of complacency slipping back into the community."
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