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48-438. High voltage lines; tools, equipment, materials, or buildings; operation, movement, or erection; use; conditions.(1) Except as provided in subsections (2) and (3) of this section, the operation or erection of any tools, machinery or equipment, or any part thereof capable of vertical, lateral or swinging motion; the handling or storage of any supplies, materials or apparatus or the moving of any house or other building, or any part thereof, under, over, by or near overhead high voltage conductors, shall be prohibited if at any time during such operation, or other manipulation it is possible to bring such equipment, tools, materials, building or any part thereof within ten feet of such overhead high voltage conductors; Provided, that the minimum distance required for cranes or other boom type equipment in transit with no load and with raiseable portions lowered shall be four feet, except where such high voltage conductors have been effectively guarded against danger from accidental contact, by either:(a) The erection of mechanical barriers to prevent physical contact with high voltage conductors;(b) Deenergizing of the high voltage conductors and grounding where necessary; or(c) Temporary relocation of overhead conductors, which relocation shall be performed by the owner or operator of the overhead power conductors.(2) The minimum distance required by this section for cranes or other boom type equipment in transit with no load and with raiseable portions lowered shall be four feet.(3) Nothing in sections 48-436 to 48-442 shall prohibit the moving of general farm equipment under conductors where clearances required by sections 48-436 to 48-442 are maintained. SourceLaws 1969, c. 390, § 3, p. 1371.