Criminal Offenses

Public Utilities

SECTION 11-35-4.1

§ 11-35-4.1 Installation of live wires or electrical equipment.

(a) Whoever being engaged in the business of transmitting electricity or installing or repairing live wires or electrical equipment knowingly permits a journeyperson line worker, while on a pole or structure, to work on live wires in excess of seven hundred and fifty (750) volts to ground unless he or she is assisted on or at the base of each pole or structure by a journeyperson line worker, a second year apprentice, or a line worker having a title commonly accepted as the equivalent of the foregoing, shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars ($100).

(b) Each violation of this section shall be a separate offense.

(c) This section shall not apply to work done by any person who is commonly called a troubleshooter, who would be employed in the performance of making emergency repairs, locating electrical faults, clearing defective apparatus, and answering service calls.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1972, ch. 195, § 1.)