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March
05
2013

Power line failure inevitable, court told

 

The Age, 05 March 2013


The ill-fated power line that sparked the Kilmore East fire was "bound to fail" and would not have been replaced to prevent the fire even if defects had been detected beforehand, a court has heard.


Electricity distributor SP Ausnet (SPI) and pole maintenance company Utility Asset Management (UAM) were the first two defendants to a class action brought by about 10,500 people affected by Black Saturday's worst fire on February 7, 2009.