This damaged equipment is located near a parking lot attendant's booth in the theater district of a major city. Lots of drivers use this particular parking lot when they want to visit the shops nearby. Others use it for weekly or monthly parking.

As you can see in the photo, the two posts on the right were originally installed to protect the ticket-dispensing machine on the left. Unfortunately, whoever installed the electrical equipment didn't think about protecting it properly. As a result, you can clearly see where a car or truck bumper has made contact, damaging the conduit body and connection into the meter socket enclosure. Reference Art. 312 for the requirements of a proper meter socket enclosure installation. In addition, if you search your electronic copy of the NEC for the term "physical damage," you'll find many references to support a citation on this installation.

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