Brisbane railway yard electrocution: 26yo trespasser dies after graffiti attempt on train carriages

 

News article: Brisbane railway yard electrocution: 26yo trespasser dies after graffiti attempt on train carriages

[size=3][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][b]A 26-year-old man has died after receiving a massive electric shock while attempting to graffiti train carriages in a Brisbane railway yard.

  aaron3820 Beginner


A 26-year-old man has died after receiving a massive electric shock while attempting to graffiti train carriages in a Brisbane railway yard.

Police said two men, aged 26 and 19, entered a rail shunting yard at Tennyson on Brisbane's south side about 8:30pm (AEST) on Saturday night. 

Officers said the men were attempting to graffiti train carriages and when the 26-year-old climbed onto one of the carriages he raised his hands and sustained a massive electric shock. 

The man received deep thickness burns to 90 per cent of his body and was taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, where he later died.
"Brisbane railway yard electrocution: 26yo trespasser dies after graffiti attempt on train carriages"


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  theanimal Chief Commissioner

Old news already posted.

Chlorine in the gene pool
  wobert Chief Commissioner

Location: Half way between Propodolla and Kinimakatka
He died twice?   Go0d
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
For his sake, I hope he was no longer awake after the first zap.

I knew a electrician who was zapped with 60,000V at Gladstone power station. It was a night of a really bad storm, it took 12hr to find a pilot willing to give the flight a chance to Brisbane. His heart rate was over 200bpmin for a very long time and only his young age at the time saved him from a heart attack and he took drugs months mater to control the heart rate. He was released from hospital months later, but requires regular checkups and ongoing medication. He can no longer work and not expected to have a long life span.

If these guys want to F around in rail yards, then let Darwin dictate the outcome. I just feel sorry for the guys and ladies forced to clean up the mess.
  Bethungra Train Controller

Old news already posted.

Chlorine in the gene pool
theanimal

Looking at the previous news article it did not state he had died.  The recent article states the Yard is leased to Pacific National.  Is this a freight only yard in Brisbane?
  kapow Junior Train Controller

He died twice?   Go0d
"wobert"


Yes he caused his own death by entering the yards but why is it good that he died? This is a person who has grieving family right now so pull ya head in
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
The recent article states the Yard is leased to Pacific National. Is this a freight only yard in Brisbane?
Bethungra

Mostly now yes.

TThe line is a cross country line from western to southern lines. There is one station on the line, but services ceased a few years back, however sparks still run through there usually as empty movements or sometimes as revenue if one of the other lines is blocked. The yard like most of Brisbane is wired as NCL freights services were sparked until about 10 years back.

PN only runs DEL's, I hope the response from this incident (its not an accident) is to not remove the O/H as if anything its a deterrent for others.
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
That Tennyson route will be the main suburban commuter route from Cleveland and Gold Coast while South Brisbane is blocked for the G20 international leaders meeting this month.

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