David v Goliath: Pensioner gets one up on energy company
FOR once David beat Goliath - if David was 84 years old and Goliath was Ergon.
The power company waived a call-out fee after the intercession of a city local MP and a state minister this week.
Oliver Innocente, 84, of Westcourt, was charged $300.66 for an Ergon call-out after line work on Buchan St in April caused his fuse box safety switch to trip.
Mr Innocente, a retired carpenter, JP and cane cutter on a fixed income, was at a loss about what some would consider an exorbitant fee when technicians took less than a minute to locate and solve the problem.
"I thought about how they could do that to a person who worked for nearly 50 years and paid his taxes and never took the dole for a week in his life in Australia," Mr Innocente said.
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