Big Bad Wood: Shocker
The guys from Tree Tech start to take a pine in the rain right next to power lines.
When watching the show last night I missed the part were the boss of Tree Tech said he was lifting the tree over the secondary wires. I work a electrical utility in New Jersey and it is illegal for tree guys to cut a tree down next to live primary wires!!!!! There is a High Voltage Proximity Clause. You can NOT work with in 10 feet of energized primary wires! These guys are Stinking crazy and the boss is going to get one of his workers Killed or himself. I realized when I just watched the video he lifted the tree pieces over secondary service wires instead of the Primary 3 phase wires. Which is not illegal but still very dangerous!! When your going to cut a large tree down close to electrical lines its smart to contact the local utility to see if the lines can be deenergized while your felling the tree. Always contact the local utility when working around energized equipment. THanks