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2021-01-26 7:18:03 AM  
Well they never watched GI Joe
GI Joe PSA Power Lines
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2021-01-26 7:22:17 AM  
Don't pee on the electric fence:

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2021-01-26 7:26:10 AM  
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2021-01-26 8:16:50 AM  
And it's Darwin, for the retroactive strike!
 
2021-01-26 8:20:51 AM  

Badmoodman: Don't pee on the electric fence:

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Don't whiz on, the electric fence!
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2021-01-26 8:31:46 AM  
What I want to know is did they touch it at the same time?
"Ok, on the count of three we are going to touch this wire!"

Or was it serially.
"Look! Daddy is dead and smoldering! My turn!"


/Darwin, his head nodding in approval
 
2021-01-26 8:35:48 AM  
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2021-01-26 8:41:05 AM  
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2021-01-26 8:43:40 AM  
Please stick to the outlets and breakers that you're used too.
 
2021-01-26 8:47:32 AM  
Mötley Crüe - Live Wire (Official Music Video)
Youtube Ahq4blDfU5s
 
2021-01-26 8:50:53 AM  
Charles Dawin smiles.
 
2021-01-26 8:51:34 AM  

SpectroBoy: What I want to know is did they touch it at the same time?
"Ok, on the count of three we are going to touch this wire!"

Or was it serially.
"Look! Daddy is dead and smoldering! My turn!"


/Darwin, his head nodding in approval


She probably tried to pull him free when his muscles seized and he couldn't let go and became part of the circuit so they both died in agony.
 
2021-01-26 8:52:50 AM  
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2021-01-26 8:53:26 AM  
And that is not how you want to leave this world.  You will die and it will be painful as it happens.
 
2021-01-26 8:53:53 AM  

LowbrowDeluxe: SpectroBoy: What I want to know is did they touch it at the same time?
"Ok, on the count of three we are going to touch this wire!"

Or was it serially.
"Look! Daddy is dead and smoldering! My turn!"


/Darwin, his head nodding in approval

She probably tried to pull him free when his muscles seized and he couldn't let go and became part of the circuit so they both died in agony.


yeah why are people laughing at this?

I guess we're wondering what overrode the common sense but it's a horrible death. :(
 
2021-01-26 8:54:18 AM  

Rattrap007: Well they never watched GI Joe
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the least you could do is post the originals.
 
2021-01-26 8:54:50 AM  
You see a farking wire on the ground, don't go near it.  Stupid goddamn people...
 
2021-01-26 8:56:42 AM  

LowbrowDeluxe: SpectroBoy: What I want to know is did they touch it at the same time?
"Ok, on the count of three we are going to touch this wire!"

Or was it serially.
"Look! Daddy is dead and smoldering! My turn!"


/Darwin, his head nodding in approval

She probably tried to pull him free when his muscles seized and he couldn't let go and became part of the circuit so they both died in agony.


As much as I know that's the stupid thing to do, if I saw a loved one getting electrocuted, I might do the same thing without thinking. It's not exactly a situation I train for.
 
2021-01-26 8:57:44 AM  
I think Darwin would have electrocuted himself in this situation.  He wasn't a genius.
 
2021-01-26 8:58:11 AM  
FTFA: haha downed power line goes brrrrrr


/window seat please
 
2021-01-26 8:59:39 AM  

Jake Havechek: [Fark user image image 425x682]


I was waking the dog the day after a big storm recently. I didn't see it at the time, but a power line was sagging over the road. A FedEx truck came through and ripped it down about 10 feet in front of me. I backed up, then crossed the street and called 911. While I was waiting, a car pulled up to turn down the road with the downed power line. I flagged her down. She stopped in the road. I shouted "there's a power line in the road!" and pointed to it. Then she pointed to it. And drove right over it.
 
2021-01-26 9:02:36 AM  
Electricity is the closest thing we have to literal, actual magic. Just because we know very well how it works and how to use it does not negate the fact that we are farking around with one of the fundamental forces of reality.

I was taught not to screw with it by my stepdad, who taught me how to wire up basic home electrical and the kind of damage lightning strikes can do, and by the Navy, who taught me how to wire up basic submarine nuclear reactors and basic shipboard radar.

Two things stick out in my mind more than any other. The story I heard from a grizzled old firefighter who told us fire cadets about the guy who they found dead on a golf course with his foot blown off from a lightning strike: "The lightning cauterized all the way through his body from his hand holding the club to his foot, which it blew off as it went into the ground."

And the saying from my radar instructor: "It will kill you 100% of the time and it will hurt the entire time you are dying."

Do not fark with electricity. You can't see it most of the time. By the time you CAN see it, it's usually too late.
 
2021-01-26 9:02:37 AM  

ElwoodCuse: FTFA: haha downed power line goes brrrrrr


/window seat please


A-10 aircraft around the world are preparing their alibis.
 
2021-01-26 9:06:10 AM  

LowbrowDeluxe: SpectroBoy: What I want to know is did they touch it at the same time?
"Ok, on the count of three we are going to touch this wire!"

Or was it serially.
"Look! Daddy is dead and smoldering! My turn!"


/Darwin, his head nodding in approval

She probably tried to pull him free when his muscles seized and he couldn't let go and became part of the circuit so they both died in agony.


Probably right.

When I was in Scouts as a boy, I was taught to use something wooden (log, oar, pole, etc) to try to pry the victim away from the live wire (as a last resort, of course).
 
2021-01-26 9:06:38 AM  

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Glad you brought him up.  He was a regular appearance in the after school cartoon commercials in my neck of the woods.
 
2021-01-26 9:07:49 AM  
Her father should've grounded her for that conduct.
 
2021-01-26 9:09:21 AM  

ChrisDe: LowbrowDeluxe: SpectroBoy: What I want to know is did they touch it at the same time?
"Ok, on the count of three we are going to touch this wire!"

Or was it serially.
"Look! Daddy is dead and smoldering! My turn!"


/Darwin, his head nodding in approval

She probably tried to pull him free when his muscles seized and he couldn't let go and became part of the circuit so they both died in agony.

As much as I know that's the stupid thing to do, if I saw a loved one getting electrocuted, I might do the same thing without thinking. It's not exactly a situation I train for.


Yeah totally fair - I remember how striking the training for being a life guard was, in that, before you learned squat about how to help in a situation you were taught to assess for any risks in the environment. I'm sure other first responders get way more training to this affect, but the lesson in general was you're not helping if you put yourself in danger
 
2021-01-26 9:09:52 AM  

mrs john amber: LowbrowDeluxe: SpectroBoy: What I want to know is did they touch it at the same time?
"Ok, on the count of three we are going to touch this wire!"

Or was it serially.
"Look! Daddy is dead and smoldering! My turn!"


/Darwin, his head nodding in approval

She probably tried to pull him free when his muscles seized and he couldn't let go and became part of the circuit so they both died in agony.

yeah why are people laughing at this?

I guess we're wondering what overrode the common sense but it's a horrible death. :(


I don't think people are making fun of the fact they died, but the stupidity.

"It may have killed Daddy, but Ican do it."
 
2021-01-26 9:10:27 AM  
That's a good current event.
 
2021-01-26 9:11:09 AM  

Fano: [img.utilityproducts.com image 720x591]


Ah, in the Charlotte area we had:

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2021-01-26 9:15:13 AM  

ThomasPaineTrain: Please stick to the outlets and breakers that you're used too.


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2021-01-26 9:18:03 AM  

FaygoMaster: Fano: [img.utilityproducts.com image 720x591]

Glad you brought him up.  He was a regular appearance in the after school cartoon commercials in my neck of the woods.


Now, keys go here, and fingers go here but smart little buddies know they don't go here!
 
2021-01-26 9:18:08 AM  
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2021-01-26 9:21:09 AM  

Rattrap007: Well they never watched GI Joe
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No one can deny the spark they made on the world together! :P
 
2021-01-26 9:21:51 AM  

LowbrowDeluxe: SpectroBoy: What I want to know is did they touch it at the same time?
"Ok, on the count of three we are going to touch this wire!"

Or was it serially.
"Look! Daddy is dead and smoldering! My turn!"


/Darwin, his head nodding in approval

She probably tried to pull him free when his muscles seized and he couldn't let go and became part of the circuit so they both died in agony.


That's an excellent point. Human nature would be to try to free the person stuck being electrocuted.

That sucks. At least she died heroically (unlike her father)
 
2021-01-26 9:22:33 AM  

ChrisDe: LowbrowDeluxe: SpectroBoy: What I want to know is did they touch it at the same time?
"Ok, on the count of three we are going to touch this wire!"

Or was it serially.
"Look! Daddy is dead and smoldering! My turn!"


/Darwin, his head nodding in approval

She probably tried to pull him free when his muscles seized and he couldn't let go and became part of the circuit so they both died in agony.

As much as I know that's the stupid thing to do, if I saw a loved one getting electrocuted, I might do the same thing without thinking. It's not exactly a situation I train for.


Agreed. Reflex is faster than rational thought.
 
2021-01-26 9:23:10 AM  

Bowen: Jake Havechek: [Fark user image image 425x682]

I was waking the dog the day after a big storm recently. I didn't see it at the time, but a power line was sagging over the road. A FedEx truck came through and ripped it down about 10 feet in front of me. I backed up, then crossed the street and called 911. While I was waiting, a car pulled up to turn down the road with the downed power line. I flagged her down. She stopped in the road. I shouted "there's a power line in the road!" and pointed to it. Then she pointed to it. And drove right over it.


She was offset from the ground by four rubber insulators. Even if she did manage to make the cable whip the car when driving over it, she was still in a Faraday cage. Although I would be surprised if she even knew that.

Me? I would stop and turn on all blinkers as a warning sign for other cars, then get out of the way because the next idiot would probably hit my car.
 
2021-01-26 9:38:18 AM  

SpectroBoy: ChrisDe: LowbrowDeluxe: SpectroBoy: What I want to know is did they touch it at the same time?
"Ok, on the count of three we are going to touch this wire!"

Or was it serially.
"Look! Daddy is dead and smoldering! My turn!"


/Darwin, his head nodding in approval

She probably tried to pull him free when his muscles seized and he couldn't let go and became part of the circuit so they both died in agony.

As much as I know that's the stupid thing to do, if I saw a loved one getting electrocuted, I might do the same thing without thinking. It's not exactly a situation I train for.

Agreed. Reflex is faster than rational thought.


Yup. Sad story. :(

It has been very rainy and windy here in SoCal over the past few days. That undoubtedly led to this tragedy.
 
2021-01-26 9:40:32 AM  
Was installing outlets in the basement in my parents house as a teen.  Asked my pop if the power was off to those circuits.  "Yup."  So I get to work.

Six outlets to do.  Halfway through, I realized my father probably switched another breaker off, as this line is definitely live.  See, I noticed my fingers going numb as I was holding the upper contacts while screwing in the lower ones.  Right as this realization hit me, the power went out in the house.

No lie, I though I was dead right there.

Anyhow, lessons learned.  Before starting work:
1.  Always shut off power yourself.
2.  Verify power is out with a circuit tester.
 
2021-01-26 9:45:44 AM  
How To Start A Man's Heart With A Downed Power Line
Youtube NIGdAzjwEc8
 
2021-01-26 9:55:40 AM  

DragonIV: Was installing outlets in the basement in my parents house as a teen.  Asked my pop if the power was off to those circuits.  "Yup."  So I get to work.

Six outlets to do.  Halfway through, I realized my father probably switched another breaker off, as this line is definitely live.  See, I noticed my fingers going numb as I was holding the upper contacts while screwing in the lower ones.  Right as this realization hit me, the power went out in the house.

No lie, I though I was dead right there.

Anyhow, lessons learned.  Before starting work:
1.  Always shut off power yourself.
2.  Verify power is out with a circuit tester.


Older-house wiring sure is fun.
 
2021-01-26 9:58:13 AM  
Somebody should be charged over this.
 
2021-01-26 9:59:15 AM  

pueblonative: Somebody should be charged over this.


Somebody was.
 
2021-01-26 10:01:45 AM  

PirateKing: Electricity is the closest thing we have to literal, actual magic. Just because we know very well how it works and how to use it does not negate the fact that we are farking around with one of the fundamental forces of reality.

I was taught not to screw with it by my stepdad, who taught me how to wire up basic home electrical and the kind of damage lightning strikes can do, and by the Navy, who taught me how to wire up basic submarine nuclear reactors and basic shipboard radar.

Two things stick out in my mind more than any other. The story I heard from a grizzled old firefighter who told us fire cadets about the guy who they found dead on a golf course with his foot blown off from a lightning strike: "The lightning cauterized all the way through his body from his hand holding the club to his foot, which it blew off as it went into the ground."

And the saying from my radar instructor: "It will kill you 100% of the time and it will hurt the entire time you are dying."

Do not fark with electricity. You can't see it most of the time. By the time you CAN see it, it's usually too late.


And to think as a kid there screw on the plate to one of our light switches would shock you. NEVER fixed.
I'm not sure how I'm alive. I've got a bunch of similar stories.
 
2021-01-26 10:02:31 AM  
Don't touch power lines. That's a no-brainer.

Either way.
 
2021-01-26 10:02:39 AM  

Tenga: mrs john amber: LowbrowDeluxe: SpectroBoy: What I want to know is did they touch it at the same time?
"Ok, on the count of three we are going to touch this wire!"

Or was it serially.
"Look! Daddy is dead and smoldering! My turn!"


/Darwin, his head nodding in approval

She probably tried to pull him free when his muscles seized and he couldn't let go and became part of the circuit so they both died in agony.

yeah why are people laughing at this?

I guess we're wondering what overrode the common sense but it's a horrible death. :(

I don't think people are making fun of the fact they died, but the stupidity.

"It may have killed Daddy, but Ican do it."


The article says it's likely the she stepped into the wet yard and got zapped, not that she tried to pry dad off the wire.
 
2021-01-26 10:05:22 AM  

PirateKing: Electricity is the closest thing we have to literal, actual magic. Just because we know very well how it works and how to use it does not negate the fact that we are farking around with one of the fundamental forces of reality.


"We" as a civilization know how electricity works. The average person on the street doesn't have clue one as to how it works. They just expect it to keep making their devices go.

And they damned sure don't have the respect for it that you and I do.
 
2021-01-26 10:06:08 AM  

BigNumber12: PirateKing: Electricity is the closest thing we have to literal, actual magic. Just because we know very well how it works and how to use it does not negate the fact that we are farking around with one of the fundamental forces of reality.

"We" as a civilization know how electricity works. The average person on the street doesn't have clue one as to how it works. They just expect it to keep making their devices go.

And they damned sure don't have the respect for it that you and I do.


I didn't even know we still use coal.
 
2021-01-26 10:10:13 AM  

SpectroBoy: What I want to know is did they touch it at the same time?
"Ok, on the count of three we are going to touch this wire!"

Or was it serially.
"Look! Daddy is dead and smoldering! My turn!"


/Darwin, his head nodding in approval


Speaking of Darwin.. You could have read the article.
 
2021-01-26 10:11:43 AM  
A little kid touched a live power line and dad died trying to save her?

Firefighters arriving on the scene Monday found a 53-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman electrocuted.

Oh, for farks sake.
 
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