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PG&E says failed high-line connecting caused Monday night's blackout at Candlestick Park

Original post made on Dec 20, 2011

PG&E investigators said today that the power outages that delayed a game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Candlestick Park Monday night were caused when an overhead electrical wire splice failed.

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Posted by common sense
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 20, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Who spliced the wire? PGE?


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Posted by Not uncommon
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 21, 2011 at 11:03 am

Unless properly tested and maintained it is not uncommon for emergency transfer switches to fail. Testing under actual conditions is not easy.
I was inspecting Lucille Packard Childrens Hospital when an actual power failure occurred. The emergency backup switch for the operating rooms failed (even tho it was tested routinely under "simulated" conditions.) The head maintenance engineer and I ran to turn it on manually.