Worker Potentially Receives Shock from Buried Cable
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Type:  Just-In-Time Report

Publisher:  Bechtel National Inc., Hanford - WTP

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Topics:  Electrical, Construction/Project Management

A construction worker was verifying the required backfill depth by using a gloved hand to sweep away dirt from a spot above a power cable when the he felt an electrical tingle. The outer jacket of the energized 480V power cable had been cut by a sharp object.

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