Drilling in residential parkade causes loss of power to critical fire pump circuit

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Technologies

Technologies
Reference number
II-1013256-2020 (#17432)

Location: Langley

Regulated industry sector: Electrical - Low voltage electrical system

Incident overview

A construction worker drilled into an energized 600 volt fire pump cable beneath the concrete surface. An electrical fault between the energized conductors and the metal drill bit occurred and the fire pump circuit breaker opened causing a loss of power to a critical fire pump circuit.