Electric Safety Incident Reported PG&E Incident No: 1710098553
The Following information regarding this incident has been reported:
Reporting Date: 10/9/2017 4:57:58 PM
Incident Date: 10/8/2017 @ 11:35 p.m.
Reported By: Charles Filmer, Compliance specialist
Utility Name: PG&E
Phone Number: (530)9025685
Incident Location: North of Busch Lane, between North Busch Lane and Powerhouse Road Potter
Reasons For Reporting:
- Fatalities? No (Utility: , Others: )
- Names of Fatalities:
- Injuries? (Utility: , Others: )
- Names of Injured:
- Damage? Yes (Utility: , Others: )
- Interruption? (Total Customers: , Total Hours: )
- Operator Judgement? No
- Media Coverage? No
Cause of Incident: Falling Tree (Other Cause: )
Agencies on Scene: Fire,
- Utilities Facilities: Potter Valley Mendocino 60
- Voltage (KV): 60
- Customer's Facilities:
- Excavator Name:
- Phone: (___)_______
- On Scene Date & Time: @ 00:00 a.m.
- Service Restored: @ 00:00 a.m.
Summary: Early in morning of October 9, 2017, near Ukiah in Mendocino County, PG&E identified a wire down and broken tree near structure 0/8 of the Potter Valley Mendocino 60kv transmission line in Potter Valley. PG&E's meteorology department determined that the wind speeds at that time were 40 to 50 m.p.h. at nearby remote automated weather stations. As part of its process, Cal Fire has taken possession of part of the downed conductor. PG&E found the top section of a broken tree near where the downed conductor was located. The tree appeared to be rooted approximately 60 feet from the transmission line. This information is preliminary and PG&E is fully cooperating with Cal Fire.