Cause & Consequence
- Electricity, electrical discharge, short circuit or overload
Any Location Type
Construction, hook-up, commissioning
Incident Info Source
Specific Incident Equipment
High powered electric cables
• The power cable was not identified as a significant hazard on the Critical Work Permit.
• Do not approach or touch a power cable after it has been contacted. Contact an electrician to de-energize before inspecting damage.
Identify Work Management Scope Changes:
Finding an unexpected power cable while excavating may warrant a work scope change. Once found, work should be stopped and power cable indicated on the Critical Work permit to prompt additional mitigation measures (eg. De-energize, hydro-excavation).
Standard for Excavating Power Cables:
Develop an explicit standard for Exposing an Underground Power Cable to be included in the Ground Disturbance code of practice.