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Electrical – Un-insulated boom lift contacts Low Voltage mains conductors

Un-insulated boom lift contacted Low Voltage mains conductors

A dangerous situation

ESV has issued a safety alert to request hire and rental organisations apply due diligence processes to ensure hirers are made aware of their electrical safety obligations when working near powerlines.

On the morning of Friday 21 July 2017, an un-insulated Boom lift with a capacity greater than 11 metres made contact with and caused a live Low Voltage (LV) cable to fall to the ground. Damage was also sustained to the boom lift.

Read the safety alert.