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#104106 - 12/29/02 05:45 PM One More Bullet Left! Pull the Trigger!!  
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Amen! This one killed the poor guy, and the electrical contractor was sent to jail for murder because of this lost pin!!


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#104107 - 12/29/02 06:34 PM Re: One More Bullet Left! Pull the Trigger!!  
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#104108 - 12/29/02 06:45 PM Re: One More Bullet Left! Pull the Trigger!!  
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what do i say?
"Don't shoot me , i'm just the EC" ??

I found 3-P male cord caps at Barnett here for about $1.25...get them by the dz and have corrected much of the abuse shown.

I'm not sure, per OSHA, if i can repair cords, but i do it anyways....


#104109 - 12/29/02 07:07 PM Re: One More Bullet Left! Pull the Trigger!!  
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I wondered where I left my 4way!


#104110 - 12/29/02 07:50 PM Re: One More Bullet Left! Pull the Trigger!!  
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Joe,
Can you document the fact that a contractor was convicted of murder for a missing ground pin? I'd like to use that information when I teach grounding classes. I haven't heard of that one. I have heard of one in, New York, I think, about 10 years ago where an electrician went to jail for manslaughter, when an improper grounding connection on a baseboard heat unit resulted in a death of a child.
Don


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#104111 - 12/29/02 08:22 PM Re: One More Bullet Left! Pull the Trigger!!  
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Don: No, but I thought I saw something here? http://www.keglerbrown.com/search/search.cgi


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#104112 - 12/29/02 10:41 PM Re: One More Bullet Left! Pull the Trigger!!  
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Don,

If I remember correctly, the electrician was convicted of negligent homicide and got a five year sentence. It was in Connecticut.

It involved a 120V baseboard heater being connected to 240V without an EGC connection. A child's death resulted from the blaze.



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#104113 - 12/29/02 10:53 PM Re: One More Bullet Left! Pull the Trigger!!  
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#104114 - 01/07/03 08:58 PM Re: One More Bullet Left! Pull the Trigger!!  
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The irony is, all of this guy's battery chargers, radios, and power tool were double-insulated, with two-prong plugs; he only cut off the ground pins because OSHA told him he needed to have three-wire cords!


#104115 - 01/01/04 08:08 AM Re: One More Bullet Left! Pull the Trigger!!  
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