A three-phase cable was run between a distribution pillar and a buildingand connected only in the pillar. Three months after the cable wasconnected to the pillar an electrician received an electric shock from thecable while attempting to terminate the cable at the main switchboard ofthe building.No other person worked on the cable in the time between it beingconnected to the pillar and the electrician receiving the shockThe electrician had tested the end of the cable with a multimeter and foundno voltage present. The meter was proved to be working before and afterthe test. She then proceeded to strip the cable and received the shock.(i) State the reason why the electrician received a shock.(1 mark)________________________________________________________(ii) State the action the electrician failed to take when testing.
Any ONE of: One phase was still live. All phases were live at the same voltage (that is, paralled)(1 mark)(ii) The electrician did not test between each phase and remote earth.