Limits of Approach

Brief Description of Incident:
Scaffolding contractor erected scaffolding at a hotel within 14 inches of primary conductor. The scaffolding contractor noticed how close the scaffolding was and asked a local electrician if he was too close. The electrician noted that the scaffolding was within LOA and immediately contacted the local utility crew who advised the electrical contractor to stay away from the area and keep the public away until crew could arrive at site. There was no 30M33 in place.

Immediate Corrective Actions Taken:
Local electrician contacted crew and kept the public and scaffolding crew away from the site. Utility crew arrived at scene cordoned off area, contacted local manager and crew isolated section of line, took measurements to the scaffolding. Provincial workplace safety was contacted and arrived at site.