As used in these rules, the following words shall have the
meaning hereinafter stated, unless the context clearly requires
"Accident" as used in
ch. PSC 104 is any unscheduled or unforeseen event occurring upon a public
utility's premises or directly or indirectly arising from or connected with its
maintenance or operation which:
any of the following:
1. A fatality.
2. More than 3 days' lost time by an
3. Personal injury to
non-employe requiring hospital confinement.
4. Property damage or other loss to the
utility or another person exceeding $500.
Or results from any of the following:
1. A malfunction, failure or improper use of
equipment owned, controlled or used by the utility, other than a telephone
utility, the use, strength, or location of which is prescribed by any rule of
failure or improper use of any equipment referred to in subd. 1., which results
in an interruption of service to the extent set forth a) in s.
for an electric utility, b) in s.
for a gas utility, and c) for other utilities,
except telephone utilities, an interruption of service affecting an entire
distribution system of an urban area or an important division of a
3. A malfunction,
failure, or improper use of equipment which results in an interruption of
telephone service to all customers in any one exchange or a major portion
"Person" includes, in addition to a natural person, all associations, firms,
partnerships, corporations, municipal and private.
(3) The term "public utility" or "utility" is
defined by s.
Stats., but does not include a telecommunications utility or an alternative
Wis. Admin. Code Public Service Commission § PSC 104.02
CR Register, October,
1959, No. 46, eff. 11-1-59; corrections in (1) (b) 2. and (3) made under s.
13.93(2m) (b) 7, Stats., Register April 2007 No. 616; CR 13-025: am. Register
January 2014 No. 697, eff. 2-1-14.
Alternative telecommunications utilities certified by the
commission under s.
Stats., includes those certified through use of the notice procedure in s.
(j) 1 a.,