The NSW Government has appointed an independent investigator to examine an electric shock incident at Haymarket in Sydney in early June 2018, which saw a teenager admitted to hospital.

Transport for NSW Secretary, Rodd Staples, announced that experienced transport safety expert John Gusselli will lead the investigation.

Mr Guselli, a former chief investigator at the NSW Office of Transport Safety Investigation, was part of the investigation team into the 2003 Waterfall rail accident and has worked as a safety consultant to RailCorp and the State Transit Authority.

Mr Staples said the investigation would take about four weeks and its results will be made public.

“Safety is our number one priority and John Guselli is the right person to conduct an independent investigation into this concerning incident,” Mr Staples said.

“Transport for NSW has been in contact with the family affected and, of course, we would never want to see a repeat of this incident.

“The independent investigation will focus on the work taking place in the Haymarket area at the time, the parties involved, site safety management and the adequacy of response.”

Mr Guselli’s investigation will be assisted by the Asset Standards Authority, an independent unit of Transport for NSW.

Ausgrid is to be consulted as part of Mr Guselli’s investigation.

Roads and Maritime Services has inspected up to 340 traffic signal pits along George Street. None were found to have any electrical faults.

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