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Electrical Hazards 
High Voltage Electrical Arcing



A graphical collection of images, both local and from around the world - highlighting the hazards of working in the proximity of electrical conductors.

An example of high-voltage electrical arcing when things go wrong.
Note the worker in the foreground - whilst the arc extended about 7.5m further back.
The total "jump" was probably about 20 metres at its peak.


Site of an electrical accident in 2004 involving an EWP & without the services of a spotter.
Equipment was being used by a contractor well within the designated No-go-zone.
It's unlikely that contact was made with the 22kV overhead lines but the approach was close enough for electrical arcing to occur.
The force of the current blew a hole in the concrete footpath. Fortunately the worker survived (but sustained serious injuries).

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The best way to dig around buried cables is arguably "Hydro Excavation". Quick, much safer and virtually non-destructive.
Video thanks to QA Electrical and Bartlett's Waste Management.

Recent spotting job at McDonalds Heatherton


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