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Posted: 1/25/2014 6:58:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 6:59:20 AM EDT
electricity is a cruel, cruel mistress.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:00:24 AM EDT
Saw that one before. Pretty stupid move.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:00:41 AM EDT
That was shocking.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:00:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2014 7:01:06 AM EDT by BallisticTip]
Wow that sucks, to bad for them.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:00:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2014 7:01:56 AM EDT by CashOutlaw]
Damn, they were stuck there awhile!


Eta: I though the vid stopped playing they were stuck so long!
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:02:40 AM EDT
doesn't look like painters - just workers moving scaffolding in China?
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:02:43 AM EDT
There is a longer version.  It wasn't so fast for all of them.   Whoever posted it with the music, is a real asshole.

I hope Karma teaches them a bit of empathy one day.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:03:28 AM EDT
ReVOLTing!




Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:03:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2014 7:08:47 AM EDT by BlackRifle76]
What was the line they touched?
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:05:50 AM EDT
damn.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:07:05 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By BillofRights:
There is a longer version.  It wasn't so fast for all of them.   Whoever posted it with the music, is a real asshole.

I hope Karma teaches them a bit of empathy one day.
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exactly......

it's really not funny at all...

my grandfather was electrocuted working for the power company during a storm....

left 3 kids and my grandmother....kids were 8, 5, and 1.

changed our family forever.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:09:59 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By BlackRifle76:
What was the line the touched for?
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Life is cheaper in Asian countries, and that is reflected in their electric infrastructure. Overhead primary distribution is normally 20' to 50' up in the air here in America and NOTHING is built where it puts primary within reach of a human. By contrast, I've seen places in various parts of Asia where you could quite simply reach out and grab power lines (usually near street overpasses, etc).  

Whoever set that video to music is sick.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:10:21 AM EDT
Holy fucking shit
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:14:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2014 7:15:53 AM EDT by Drsalee]
This video shows up every year. Shocking .
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:14:43 AM EDT

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Originally Posted By BillofRights:


There is a longer version.  It wasn't so fast for all of them.   Whoever posted it with the music, is a real asshole.



I hope Karma teaches them a bit of empathy one day.
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I remember seeing the longer version. At least one guy was moving for quite awhile.



The music added to this version is in about the worst taste possible.



 
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:16:51 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By BillofRights:
There is a longer version.  It wasn't so fast for all of them.   Whoever posted it with the music, is a real asshole.

I hope Karma teaches them a bit of empathy one day.
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this.
i work with electricians, i do project safety over an electrical company, and this really hit close to me,, id hate to see my guys like this,, but we always enforce safety procedures..

i sorry for those poor souls.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:18:26 AM EDT
I hate electricity. especially when the lights don't work
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:22:28 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By EvilApplesauce:

i work with electricians, i do project safety over an electrical company
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I'd like to hear more about your job. I work as a contractor in the electric utility world and of all my clients, the single person I have come to respect the most is a safety/regulatory/environmental director who spends the vast majority of his time stamping out safety issues on the distribution system.

Not surprisingly, the utility he works with has a very low accident rate.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:31:32 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:36:21 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:38:05 AM EDT
ouch...that stung a bit...
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:38:24 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By arowneragain:




Life is cheaper in Asian countries, and that is reflected in their electric infrastructure. Overhead primary distribution is normally 20' to 50' up in the air here in America and NOTHING is built where it puts primary within reach of a human. By contrast, I've seen places in various parts of Asia where you could quite simply reach out and grab power lines (usually near street overpasses, etc).  

Whoever set that video to music is sick.
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Originally Posted By arowneragain:
Originally Posted By BlackRifle76:
What was the line the touched for?




Life is cheaper in Asian countries, and that is reflected in their electric infrastructure. Overhead primary distribution is normally 20' to 50' up in the air here in America and NOTHING is built where it puts primary within reach of a human. By contrast, I've seen places in various parts of Asia where you could quite simply reach out and grab power lines (usually near street overpasses, etc).  

Whoever set that video to music is sick.

I almost bought a house in Florida with a converted garage. It had separate service, which was about five feet above the ground. I have no clue how it got there, but there was a meter and if you wanted to bite the drip loops, you could. I didn't buy the place, but I did call FPL and report it.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:41:16 AM EDT
Go watch the full video
Some of them get up and walk back into the scaffolding. It was not quick or pleasant
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:44:02 AM EDT

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Originally Posted By _Matt_:


Go watch the full video

Some of them get up and walk back into the scaffolding. It was not quick or pleasant

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One gets up and touches the scaffold again, goes down and gets back up.  2 look like they die instantly and the other looks like he burns to death.  10 minute video and nobody comes to help



 
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:45:25 AM EDT
old video, but the music did make me lol
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:47:31 AM EDT
Same thing happened here a few years ago.  Two guys painting a sign in front of a furniture company.  Scaffold hit a wire.  Families sued the furniture company, like it was their fault.  Went bankrupt.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:49:29 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By arowneragain:



I'd like to hear more about your job. I work as a contractor in the electric utility world and of all my clients, the single person I have come to respect the most is a safety/regulatory/environmental director who spends the vast majority of his time stamping out safety issues on the distribution system.

Not surprisingly, the utility he works with has a very low accident rate.
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Originally Posted By arowneragain:
Originally Posted By EvilApplesauce:

i work with electricians, i do project safety over an electrical company



I'd like to hear more about your job. I work as a contractor in the electric utility world and of all my clients, the single person I have come to respect the most is a safety/regulatory/environmental director who spends the vast majority of his time stamping out safety issues on the distribution system.

Not surprisingly, the utility he works with has a very low accident rate.



that right there is the key, i have projects from 40 - 100 guys working, we get the contracts to do the electrical and instrumental portion on new natural gas plants. i take care of the onsite safety, its a lot of hashing out OSHA violations and safety issues. I also do the equipment training, OSHA 10 - 30 hour courses, first aid CPR, and inspections. since we work with electricity we focus a lot on electrical safety, and we have one of the best ARC flash training programs i have ever been to. The company i work for puts a real focus on safety from the management end. we are owned buy a another bigger company, but our division, has the best safety track record of all the rest. We work hard to instill safety culture into our workers.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:50:15 AM EDT

Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:50:26 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By _Matt_:
Go watch the full video
Some of them get up and walk back into the scaffolding. It was not quick or pleasant
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where is the full video?
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:57:15 AM EDT
That sucks man.RIP
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 8:02:32 AM EDT
Damn.  

When I was college, one of my dorm neighbor's father worked for Lea County Electric Coop in SE NM.  We got into a conversation about lightening and electricity one late evening over a couple of cans of cold beer (this was late summer, and the electrical storms are pretty intense in eastern NM that time of year).  He was telling me about all the weird things electricity does, and some of the things his father told him he'd encountered on the job.  Scotty was an interesting guy to listen to.

A week later, they found the charred remains of his father dangling from a power line.

Link Posted: 1/25/2014 8:03:04 AM EDT
Electrifying experience for them.

Link Posted: 1/25/2014 8:05:20 AM EDT
Smokin' Joe Painter..................
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 8:05:59 AM EDT
How is this entertainment?

Fucking sick.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 8:08:26 AM EDT
Pushing a giant metal scaffold into a main power line could result in your death? Who knew.

Natural selection and all that.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 8:09:34 AM EDT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoPPhdXWf_o


Full vid.


Yea. Was definitely BAD.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 8:14:59 AM EDT

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Originally Posted By BillofRights:


There is a longer version.  It wasn't so fast for all of them.   Whoever posted it with the music, is a real asshole.



I hope Karma teaches them a bit of empathy one day.
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One of them actually survived and got away in the full video.
 
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 8:15:36 AM EDT
That's a shame. They were probably some well grounded people, with much potential.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 8:18:12 AM EDT
#1 cause of death to well pump service men is electrocution from raising the boom into power lines.  Two times in my life I have almost made that fatal mistake from being in a hurry.  Looked up both times just in time.



Even if you live you have serious health issues forever.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 8:19:12 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By BlackRifle76:
What was the line they touched?
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An electric one.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 8:21:40 AM EDT
In for the indian guy on top of a train who grabs power line
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 8:23:47 AM EDT
Ohm my god, that's sad.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 8:24:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2014 8:26:07 AM EDT by phoen1x]
not funny, and tasteless replies here.

Really guys  these people were killed. That's not anything to make light of.

I expect better.

and the guy who posted with the music  He is real asshole.

Stupid accident.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 8:27:35 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By pighelmet:
That's a shame. They were probably some well grounded people, with much potential.
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Link Posted: 1/25/2014 8:28:14 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By phoen1x:
not funny, and tasteless replies here.

Really guys  these people were killed. That's not anything to make light of.

I expect better.

and the guy who posted with the music  He is real asshole.

Stupid accident.
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People die everyday.

and you are mad over comments over 4 of them?
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 8:29:06 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By sloppyjoe:
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yeah, that was a bad one too
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 8:29:35 AM EDT
Full video.When I lived in the Tampa Bay area they used to play that song in the morning when they were frying somebody at the state pen.





Link Posted: 1/25/2014 8:29:48 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By phoen1x:
not funny, and tasteless replies here.

Really guys  these people were killed. That's not anything to make light of.

I expect better.

and the guy who posted with the music  He is real asshole.

Stupid accident.
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Dude this is Arfcom.  I remember when some rock climber was killed by a swarm of bees and all the comments were like "damn it must've sucked to BEE him".
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 8:31:59 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By BillofRights:
There is a longer version.  It wasn't so fast for all of them.   Whoever posted it with the music, is a real asshole.

I hope Karma teaches them a bit of empathy one day.
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Link Posted: 1/25/2014 8:34:24 AM EDT
our welding trucks at work have cranes on them and it's absolutely imperative that any time the cranes are deployed, they're far away from power lines. you don't actually have to touch a line, being those trucks aren't grounded, power can jump off the line up to 10 ft and kill your ass dead.
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