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Worker shocked after inserting metal tape into electrical conduit

Incident Investigation

Worker shocked after inserting metal tape into electrical conduit

March 27, 2019

Electrical

Reference Number:

II-832375-2019 (#11598



A construction labourer was helping a journeyman electrician locate the other end of a conduit he was working on. The labourer without being instructed to do so pushed a conductive metal measuring tape into a unmarked conduit that he assumed to be a spare conduit. This conduit was not a spare, but rather led to the energized portion of the kiosk.

- Both ends of spare conduit were exposed at time of assessment, no caps were present.
- Spare conduit had no markings of any kind at time of assessment.
- Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) requires that spare or unused raceways that terminate in enclosures be capped (CEC 12-940).

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