Moving Violations No. 304: Smashed!

Feb. 1, 2024
Russ discovers some smashed receptacles.

In the latest installment of Moving Violations, Russ looks at a row of receptacles on posts. Many of these receptacles have been smashed and now have exposed wires or broken parts that violate Sec. 110.12(B).

It seems that these receptacles have been damaged by vehicles backing into the parking spaces in front of the poles. Section 110.27(B) says that, in locations where electrical equipment may be exposed to physical damage, some type of enclosures or guards need to be installed to prevent damage.

About the Author

Russ LeBlanc | Owner

Russ started in the electrical trade as an apprentice in 1985. He worked his way up to become a Journeyman Electrician and then eventually became a Master Electrician and Licensed Construction Supervisor. In 1999 Russ become an Electrical Instructor for The Peterson School of Engineering in Massachusetts where he developed his passion for teaching, and quickly became Department Head of Electrical Instruction. Russ has taught thousands of apprentices, electricians, engineers, inspectors, and other electrical professionals during his career as an instructor. He continues to provide electrical professionals with Electrical Code seminars, Arc-Flash Awareness training seminars and educational material through his LeBlanc Consulting Services in North Reading, MA whose specialty is educating electricians. He has been an active member of the NFPA Electrical Section and has authored hundreds of National Electrical Code proposals and comments which have become Code rules to improve the safety for the electrical industry. Russ is also an IAEI certified Electrical Inspector.

Please visit www.russleblanc.net for more information.

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