Posts Tagged ‘Cable’

HSE Fines Construction Firm For Not Following Electrical Work Regulations

January 5, 2012 Leave a comment

United Kingdom – A man suffered a serious electrical shock after cutting into cable in an accident at a building site.

The unnamed man worked for Wain Homes (North West) Ltd at the time of the incident in November 2010. The firm was building a group of new houses and refurbishing an existing farm house as part of the same project.

The 42 year old labourer was asked to cut an electricity cable that was running through the cellar of the farm property. He had been told that there was no power running through the cable and that it was safe to cut.

However, when he cut the cable he suffered a 230 volt electric shock. The shock was strong enough to throw him across the room.

The HSE investigated the accident and found that the construction firm had not checked existing cables on the property to see if they were live or not. The company were prosecuted for breaking construction regulations and pleaded guilty at court recently.

They were fined £8,000 for breaking rules designed to protect the safety of workers.

Suspected Copper Wire Thief Found Dead at Substation

November 18, 2010 Leave a comment

Bernama, Malaysia – The body of a 30-year-old man believed to be a drug addict was found lying at a TNB sub-station in Jalan Pelabuhan here yesterday.

Found beside the man were a spanner and an iron cutter and police believe he was about to steal copper cables when he was electrocuted.

An officer from the state criminal investigation department ASP Noor Asyikin Shamsuri said the body dressed in a blue shirt and jeans was discovered by a TNB worker at 4.30pm.

Investigations showed the man who lived with his elder brother, left the house three days ago, and had been arrested several times earlier.

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Texas Cable Worker Injured in Electrical Accident

May 10, 2010 1 comment

DALLAS, TEXAS –  A cable worker suffered severe electrical  injuries after he came in contact with a power line at the end of Marine Drive at Possum Kingdom Lake.

Rex Williams, of Rhome, Texas, working for a Decatur company contracted to Communicom Services, was working when he somehow made contact with the lines. 

Power was cut to the lines and nearby crew from United was dispatched to the scene. When the United crew got to the sight, Williams was still in the bucket, burned and incoherent.  William was then was transported by air to Parkland Hospital in Dallas with burns and other injuries. 

It’s unkown exactly what happened as Williams can’t recall the accident.

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