Section 37-8-53


Published: 2015

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Section 37-8-53

Section 37-8-53Operations in proximity to high voltage overhead conductors of electricity - Warnings signs.

Whoever operates or employs any person to operate any crane, derrick, power shovel, drilling rig, pile driver or like apparatus, any part of which is capable of vertical, lateral or swinging motion, without there being posted and maintained in plain view of the operator thereof a durable, weather-resistant warning sign legible at 12 feet, reading "WARNING, unlawful to operate this equipment within six feet of overhead high voltage lines," is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be fined not more than $500.00 and imprisoned for not more than 12 months, or both fined and imprisoned. Each day's failure to post or maintain such a sign shall constitute a separate offense.

(Acts 1967, No. 504, p. 1216, §2.)