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Vector Network News - Faults Crew Member Does CPR

Vector Network News - Faults Crew Member Does CPR

GOOD GUYS

During a routine connection job last week, one of our faults crews noticed a gentleman in distress on the footpath. He stopped his vehicle just as the man collapsed. Our crew member jumped from his vehicle and began CPR until the ambulance arrived – some five to six minutes later.
All of our crews are fully first aid trained and we are pleased that our crew member was able to offer assistance.

NETWORK SUMMARY for week ending 6 July 2014
ELECTRICITY
Our control room kept in close contact with emergency services during four fire-related incidents during the week. Two of those events, in Mangere and Henderson, were incidents where forklifts caught on fire in commercial buildings. In Weymouth, power was isolated for safety to a switchboard on fire and in Botany, a customer meter box caught fire. Power was isolated for safety.
A sub-transmission line fault was reported in Waikaukau during the week. Field crews patrolled the line.
Car v pole incidents occurred in Wiri and Mangawhai during the week. A Vector pillar had to be replaced at the Wiri incident.
GAS

Reports of a smell of gas were received in Te Atatu Peninsula, Narrow Neck and in Remuera during the week. A pipe strike occurred in Greenlane.

SHORTS

• Vector owns over 17,900 kilometres of overhead and underground lines in the greater Auckland area, and 12,752 of gas pipe lines, almost half of which supply gas to Auckland.

• Vector, proud sponsor of the Arena.


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