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Document ID (ISN)32649
CIS number 80-221
ISSN - Serial title 0099-0027 - Professional Safety
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Leigh T.M.
Title The construction machine: power line hazard.
Bibliographic information Sep. 1979, Vol.24, No.9, p.15-20. 8 ref.
Abstract The hazards of working with cranes near overhead electric lines are illustrated. Distance is the best safety measure: 10ft for up to 50,000V and then 1ft for each 30,000V above 50,000V. Accident prevention measures are detailed. The advantages and disadvantages of insulating, proximity sensing and crane motion limiting devices, and earthing are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) work near electric lines; construction industry; mobile cranes
Descriptors (secondary) travel limiting devices; insulators; earthing; safe distances; safe working methods; proximity detector guards
Document type -
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Electricity
Construction industry and civil engineering