DOE Operating Experience Level 3 - Danger! Equipment Hits Overhead Lines
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Type:  DOE OPEX

Publisher:  U. S. Department of Energy, Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Electrical, Operations, Work Management/Planning, Hoisting and Rigging, Heavy Equipment

The attached Operating Experience Level 3 (OE-3) document provides information about a safety concern related to workers and operations at Department of Energy (DOE) facilities where equipment has struck overhead communication cables and energized power lines. During a two-week period in Summer 2015, three events were reported that represented potential harm to workers when equipment hit overhead lines. This OE-3 discusses how overhead dangers can be minimized by adequate work planning.

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