Damage caused to an underground electrical system during construction of a new playground

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Technologies

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Reference number
II-1295505-2021 (#25242)

Location: Pitt Meadows

Regulated industry sector: Electrical - Low voltage electrical system (30V to 750V)

Incident overview

During construction of a new playground, an excavating auger contacted and damaged a raceway containing electrical conductors, causing the conductors to become de-energized. The failure was likely caused by the contractors not identifying the location of the underground raceways and taking steps to avoid it.