Local Union Safety Committee
IBEW 1245 has been alerted to two accidents involving Hogg-Davis cable pulling trailers at PG&E. One incident occurred with the equipment being used improperly on a hill where control was lost, and several cars were damaged. In the other incident, a flat tire on the pulling trailer caused an accident with a car in the adjacent lane. No injuries in either incident.
Modesto Irrigation District has decided to use heavy X-arms on all dead-end construction after a light duty wood arm failed while dead-ending wire (no injuries).
National Safety Committee
The IBEW Safety Caucus /NSC biannual meeting in San Diego highlighted tailboarding, reporting of injuries promptly and fatigue mitigation. During the IBEW Safety Caucus, Line Clearance Tree Trimmer safety was raised a number of times.