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  • Published: 5 Jan 2024

Operating Mobile Plant - Contact with Live Electricity

Operating Mobile Plant Contact with Live Electricity
Operating Mobile Plant Contact with Live Electricity

Description of Incident

The boom arm of a 25-tonne excavator contacted a 12,700 V overhead powerline causing the powerline to fall to the ground adjacent to the excavator. The excavator was in the process of clearing an access track. The incident occurred at 3pm. Wet weather the night before had brought this work scope forward. No injuries were sustained from this event.

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