Annual Inspections of Electrical Hazards Required

Consolidated Edison will be required to inspect its equipment annually to protect against stray voltage, and to publish the results, under a safety law passed by the City Council yesterday. To double-check the inspections done by Con Ed and other electricity providers in the city, the new law also requires the City Department of Transportation to check at least 250 randomly selected sites every year. It also requires utilities to fix hazards within 24 hours of their discovery.

By IAN URBINA

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