Cable strikes - An underground 230V electricity cable connected to some street lighting was struck, causing a bang and a flash-over. Is it reportable?
Most cable strikes don’t cause death. It depends upon the circumstances and a degree of judgement on reportability is required. The incident would be reportable if:
the cable could not be repaired within 24 hours: or the flash-over (explosion) was sufficiently energetic to have the potential to cause fatal injuries; or the cable was struck by a person holding a conducting object such as a metal tool as this has the potential to cause electrocution.