A contractor was cutting a 1-1/4" copper pipe with a reciprocating saw,
equipped with and 8” blade. The
contractor inadvertently cut a live 120 volt circuit. The piece of conduit that was placed next to
the copper line. This caused the lights
to go out in the basement. No injury was
1) Be sure to know your surroundings.
2) Pay attention to the task.
3) Are you using the proper tool for the task?
4) If an incident does occur, perform a "Safety Stand Down" and review the incident will all involved.