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(KY3 Springfield)   Utility worker fails the is it on or off test   (ky3.com) divider line
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2020-10-29 8:52:09 PM  
PLAY SAFE (1978) UK Public Information Film - New Transfer
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2020-10-29 10:35:30 PM  
Fell for the old "put your tongue on it" gag, eh?
 
2020-10-29 10:36:04 PM  
If only there was some way to tell if it's energized.
 
2020-10-29 10:36:05 PM  
no one would click if it said "worker surprised"
 
2020-10-29 10:36:12 PM  
OSHAIT!

Hopefully he pulls through.
 
2020-10-29 10:36:17 PM  
That should positively ground their ego.
 
2020-10-29 10:36:46 PM  
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2020-10-29 10:37:51 PM  

SBinRR: Fell for the old "put your tongue on it" gag, eh?


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2020-10-29 10:46:34 PM  
I regularly work with 1,200-3,200 VAC. LOTO is no joke...
 
2020-10-29 10:46:46 PM  
Maybe he just needed jigga watts for his delorean
 
2020-10-29 10:49:35 PM  

kendelrio: I regularly work with 1,200-3,200 VAC. LOTO is no joke...


Ya a 13kv hit is not expected to be survivable. Hes permanently disabled and disfigured as the most optimistic outcome.
 
2020-10-29 10:50:29 PM  
Shake Hands With Danger (1980)
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(obviously treat yourself to the rifftrax version and not this one)
 
2020-10-29 10:53:02 PM  

guestguy: SBinRR: Fell for the old "put your tongue on it" gag, eh?

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I tried to convince my boys that 9V batteries tasted like lemons.
 
2020-10-29 10:53:04 PM  
Danny: Try not to scrape the third rail, okay? There's about 600 volts in there.
Ray: It's not the voltage that gets you. It's the amps.
Nun: How many amps are there?
Ray: Enough to push a train, and shut up!
 
2020-10-29 10:53:35 PM  
"The line had 13,000 volts."

1) had?

2) . 12.47, 13.2, or 13.8kV? Or am I just too anal tonight?

3) Most importantly: I sincerely hope the worker pulls through.
 
2020-10-29 10:54:37 PM  
the worker thought the area was de-energized. The line had 13,000 volts.

it's always a good idea to double check the 13,00 volt switch.
 
2020-10-29 10:55:33 PM  
So, there is a job opening in Springfield City, notFL? Sign me up.
 
2020-10-29 10:57:08 PM  
A coworker's husband worked with this guy. According to what she told me he wasn't expected to make it.  😒
 
2020-10-29 10:57:54 PM  
I once touched a live wire meant for a light fixture. For a split second I felt at one with the entire universe. Then it really hurt!
 
2020-10-29 11:04:19 PM  

Mad Mark: A coworker's husband worked with this guy. According to what she told me he wasn't expected to make it.  😒


Im very sorry.

Dammit. I sit in my safe little nerdery working on my tiny part of electrical safety while having much respect for the people who actually put their lives in the path of dangerous work. Incidents are rare, but they do happen. Each time I hear about an incident, it is a little kick in the gut.
 
2020-10-29 11:05:54 PM  
Remember your mantra. Ohmmmm...
 
2020-10-29 11:08:44 PM  
Reporter/article-writer must be a Farker since the dreaded "meaning of 'electrocution'" argument has avoided by using "shocked" in the story.
 
2020-10-29 11:13:23 PM  

Petey4335: "The line had 13,000 volts."

1) had?

2) . 12.47, 13.2, or 13.8kV? Or am I just too anal tonight?

3) Most importantly: I sincerely hope the worker pulls through.


If he survives this I sure hope he's grounded.
 
2020-10-29 11:15:10 PM  

crinz83: the worker thought the area was de-energized. The line had 13,000 volts.

it's always a good idea to double check the 13,00 volt switch.


There's a million ways these places can get you. Always test for ground. Even the chain link fence isn't safe.

/Saw a presentation where one of the examples was a guy who got zapped dead by induction on a guy wire.
 
2020-10-29 11:23:11 PM  

Fursecution: crinz83: the worker thought the area was de-energized. The line had 13,000 volts.

it's always a good idea to double check the 13,00 volt switch.

There's a million ways these places can get you. Always test for ground. Even the chain link fence isn't safe.

/Saw a presentation where one of the examples was a guy who got zapped dead by induction on a guy wire.



And that, my friends, is why he's not your guy, or buddy, or pal...
 
2020-10-29 11:23:47 PM  
Holy shiat!  Working with 13,000 volts and no proper lock out procedure to prevent this?  Or...there was a procedure and he just took someone's word on it.  Bet this wont happen again.
 
2020-10-29 11:45:20 PM  

Petey4335: Mad Mark: A coworker's husband worked with this guy. According to what she told me he wasn't expected to make it.  😒

Im very sorry.

Dammit. I sit in my safe little nerdery working on my tiny part of electrical safety while having much respect for the people who actually put their lives in the path of dangerous work. Incidents are rare, but they do happen. Each time I hear about an incident, it is a little kick in the gut.


Two things I know little about-snakes and electricity. That's why I stay away from both.
 
2020-10-29 11:55:21 PM  

Doctor Poop: kendelrio: I regularly work with 1,200-3,200 VAC. LOTO is no joke...

Ya a 13kv hit is not expected to be survivable. Hes permanently disabled and disfigured as the most optimistic outcome.


While that that would be the norm, there are exceptions. Apparently there was a guy at work that was touching a crane, and the crane got into some 13.8kv. Was injured, but fully recovered. Some chalked it up to his brand new thick soled boots. Others said the resistance of the crane limited the current to a more survivable level. Anyway, sometimes it is nice to be lucky. Most folks that get tangled up in 13.8 don't survive getting out of it, let alone without some form of permanent reminder.
 
2020-10-29 11:59:49 PM  
He never should have rubbed that balloon on his head before touching the line.

/I find it difficult to believe there was no LOTO procedure in place. Safety regulations are written in blood.
 
2020-10-30 12:02:19 AM  
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2020-10-30 12:05:24 AM  
Was he wearing his shocked face?
 
2020-10-30 12:10:17 AM  
13.8kV?  He didn't have to touch that to get hit.  That'll reach out and touch you at 3 feet if you're a path to ground.

/Wear proper safety gear
//Nearly everything is a conductor if the voltage is high enough
 
2020-10-30 12:10:20 AM  
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2020-10-30 12:13:04 AM  

Fursecution: crinz83: the worker thought the area was de-energized. The line had 13,000 volts.

it's always a good idea to double check the 13,00 volt switch.

There's a million ways these places can get you. Always test for ground. Even the chain link fence isn't safe.

/Saw a presentation where one of the examples was a guy who got zapped dead by induction on a guy wire.


We had section of fence split by insulators that more or less split two ground sources. That section was specifically longer than three average men's wingspan so that no one could accidentally bridge the gap at the same time there was a system fault.

Also had a security guard step on the wrong pedal while on patrol, knocking over a good 30' section of fence around our 230kv switchyard. The mechanics wouldn't start a repair until engineering came up with a work procedure to insure all the grounding was/stayed intact.

There was one spot in the switchyard, right underneath the main bus, that one could draw a visible sustained arc between their finger and a control enclosure. In this scenario the person is the antenna, picking up induction from a 2500A/230kv bus just 8 feet overhead. Not painful, but not pleasant. Had more bite to it if one used a key instead of their finger.
 
2020-10-30 12:18:05 AM  
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2020-10-30 12:32:12 AM  
I used to work for a switchgear manufacturer.  A co-worker and I were doing some service work on a 15kv breaker in a yard in FL, and the breaker was under an overhead 69kv line.  The FP&L yard guys told us that they'd stand on top of our breaker and hold 48" fluorescent lights vertically to see if the induction from the 69kv line would light them up... and they did.

Made me reeaaalllly nervous since the work we had to do involved removing the conductors from the porcelain bushings to re-gasket them, and you had to pull the conductors up and out vertically.
 
2020-10-30 12:41:28 AM  
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2020-10-30 12:53:11 AM  

JohnnyBoy69: Fursecution: crinz83:

bstubbs:

Can't say it enough.  Hats off to ya'all that do the real work.  Especially knowing that there is so much equipment out there that is way past its lifecycle, and/or not maintained properly.
 
2020-10-30 1:09:09 AM  
That's a level of power that's goddamned frightening. I'm very sorry. 

Once you get to a certain level of energy, the mind almost can't grasp how much potential it has: 

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The timing is a little nuts; I was watching the impossible today. Videos of a gentleman running the start of a 33KV transformer - and then continuing to happily hang out near the circuit breakers as they're thrown as a bonus. 

There's nothing, nothing as scary or visceral as the sound of high-voltage 50Hz (This is New Zealand).

Substation transformers switching on line
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2020-10-30 1:17:40 AM  

Petey4335: "The line had 13,000 volts."

1) had?


I had a cat.  I still have a cat, but I had one, too.
 
2020-10-30 1:20:44 AM  
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2020-10-30 1:26:43 AM  

bstubbs: The FP&L yard guys told us that they'd stand on top of our breaker and hold 48" fluorescent lights vertically to see if the induction from the 69kv line would light them up... and they did.


You can do that standing on the ground under lots of power lines... the difference in induced potential at different distances from the line is usually enough to make it glow.  Standing on the breaker was a bit of unnecessary stupidity on top of a pretty tame junior-high science class demonstration.  The trick is that it doesn't take much to get "enough light to see" out of a fluorescent tube like that-- but it's also not anything like its normal light level.
 
2020-10-30 1:33:28 AM  
I'll bet that hertz.
 
2020-10-30 1:36:45 AM  

raygundan: The trick is that it doesn't take much to get "enough light to see" out of a fluorescent tube like that-- but it's also not anything like its normal light level.


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2020-10-30 1:42:56 AM  
I don't think the Springfield power company mentioned in the story is hiring the best people.  I mean, I am sure they have plenty of Carls, but they have some real Lennys too.
 
2020-10-30 1:44:48 AM  
I walked through a substation, footware, eyeware ppe and hardhat, escorted through a substation as a sub unqualified employee, in full terror of the high voltage gear, and had a dropped 1 inch nut miss me by a couple feet from an overhead crew.  It takes guts to work in a substation day in and day out.
 
2020-10-30 1:59:13 AM  
I used to cook in a diner and one of the local old boys there worked for PG&E.  He did something stupid at a transformer (no idea what) and they ended up sewing his hand into his stomach to try and save his hand afterwards.  he would come into the restaurant and sit at the counter with his hand sewed into his stomach lining, look at me and just say 'it hurts'..

buddy, I believe you.
 
2020-10-30 3:17:10 AM  
This reminds me of my 20 hour OSHA class. It was 20 hours of watching videos of people dying horrible deaths like 4 guys pushing a metal scaffold on concrete just after it rained and the top section hitting a high voltage line frying all four people. You could see them smolder. It was a long video.  No bueno.
 
2020-10-30 4:29:07 AM  

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2020-10-30 7:34:38 AM  
No thanks. I've eaten 408/3 and had to pick myself off the roof. I am not scared of high voltage, but now I am very very respectful of it
 
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