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    Funny thing electricity...

    Adam Mint
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    Post by Adam Mint on Tue 17 Sep 2013 - 15:05

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-24122873




    Funny thing electricity, lad in above incident did not touch the live wire,,,  guy I new worked as a maintenance engineer in a large factory, he and a work colleague were carrying out thermal imaging tests on power distribution boards, this is a test to see if cables are overheating, which if so may in turn lead to a fire. There were several distribution boards in the set they were testing and they had already tested a few, with a screwdriver in his hand he made to open one of the distribution board doors, as he made to unscrew the door locking mechanism with his screwdriver still some six inched from the door there was a flash, he was flung back off his feet, his colleague rushed to him, he seemed ok, no burn marks on his hands etc, but he soon started to feel unwell, he was taken to hospital, initial checks showed nothing wrong, but his condition continued to worsen, further checked showed there were problems with his internal organs, they had been part cooked...
    Bumped in to the guy about a year after the accident, he looked like death warmed up, walking with a stick, one step away from a wheelchair, he was fortyish...
    Doctors had told him he was lucky to be alive and that only time would tell as to his progress, as to the cause of the accident, a mystery, extensive checks were carried out by the investigation authoritys on the electrical equipment  involved and nothing was found to be at fault. As to the guy, don't know, lost touch...
    Mcqueen
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    Post by Mcqueen on Tue 17 Sep 2013 - 16:00

    Saw a program about a team that changes insulators from a helicopter, :Not me Guv:  Crazy gits
    Adam Mint
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    Post by Adam Mint on Tue 17 Sep 2013 - 16:07

    Saw that, they have to earth themselfs / helicopter to cables, ground etc with a big stick before the touch anything, you only forget once...

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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Tue 17 Sep 2013 - 16:12

    They have these weird non-conducting suits now and can work "live" on the cables...



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    Mcqueen
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    Post by Mcqueen on Tue 17 Sep 2013 - 16:14

    The Lone Ranger wrote:They have these weird non-conducting  suits now and can work "live" on the cables...
    Funny thing electricity... 2419626307  You wouldnt want a runny nose :Not me Guv: 
    Campbell Brodie
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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Tue 17 Sep 2013 - 16:15

    Shocking joke that...



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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Tue 17 Sep 2013 - 16:42

    Funny thing electricity... 2419626307 High risk factor there. Kev can work it out for us...



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