11kV power line brought down by a contractor

Energy type: 
Electricity
 
Event summary: 
A contractor brought down an 11kV power line by accident.

 
Accident ID: 
160321-06
 
Accident date: 
18 March 2016
 
Site: 
Works or Distribution
 
Environment: 
Outside (above ground)
 
Voltage: 
11000
 
Equipment: 
Overhead lines
 
Accident type: 
Electrical mechanical
 
Casualty: 
Non-fatality
 
Injury: 
No injury
 
Property damage level: 
Restricted to the direct vicinity of the equipment
 
Outcome of investigation: 

A contractor was working near 11kV overhead line. He had the necessary permit and stand-over person. The observer left the site, and the line was struck. The network company was involved and will recover costs from contractor.