Alert 03 – 05 Radio Antenna Contacts High Voltage Power Lines

Alert 03 – 05 Radio Antenna Contacts High Voltage Power Lines


During a recent rig move, an incident occurred involving electrical power lines. The rig camp was being transported to the new location. A new radio antenna had recently mounted on the Rig Manager’s office building. When the building was being transported, the antenna came in contact with an overhead power line with 22,000 volts of current. The lines were hanging across the road as per normal practice. When the antenna contacted the line it was severely damaged and the truck that was carrying the load blew 2 tires. No injuries occurred but the company has classified this incident as a high potential Near Miss.

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