Worker shocked after inserting metal tape into electrical conduit
March 27, 2019
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).