Damage caused to an underground electrical system during construction of a new playground
October 9, 2021
Location: Pitt Meadows
Regulated industry sector: Electrical - Low voltage electrical system (30V to 750V)
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.