What's Wrong Here?

What's Wrong Here?



These street-side junction boxes were originally installed to supply tree lighting fixtures along a high-traffic street in Boston. The tree lighting fixtures have since been removed, and someone decided it would be a good idea to remove the junction box cover plate and install a GFCI receptacle and outdoor weather-proof type cover in its place. As you can see, the unit has since been damaged, exposing live wires to the public in the process. This situation isn’t uncommon along this stretch of roadway and poses a serious electrical safety hazard. This installation would never meet the requirements of 110.2. In fact, I’m almost tempted to send a letter to the Mayor on this one.

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