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#104116 - 12/29/02 04:35 PM Let's Be Reminded About This Situation!
Joe Tedesco Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3325
Loc: Boston, Massachusetts USA
The article was in the EDI magazine

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#104117 - 12/29/02 05:49 PM Re: Let's Be Reminded About This Situation!
resqcapt19 Offline

Registered: 11/10/00
Posts: 2209
Loc: IL
Good job! That is the case that I was thinking about. Thanks.

#104118 - 01/01/03 07:51 AM Re: Let's Be Reminded About This Situation!
ThinkGood Offline

Registered: 08/07/02
Posts: 1084
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
I just want to point out two items from the article:

It's easy to "Monday-morning quarterback." That said, what if a permit was pulled? Can sloppy workmanship contribute to a dangerous situation? The whole situation is a shame for all parties involved.

#104119 - 01/01/03 09:48 AM Re: Let's Be Reminded About This Situation!
Bjarney Offline

Registered: 04/10/02
Posts: 2561
Loc: West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
"edi"? Doesn't seem like it's been 12 years already.

#104120 - 01/01/03 11:16 PM Re: Let's Be Reminded About This Situation!
sparky66wv Offline

Registered: 11/17/00
Posts: 2334
Loc: West Virginia
Hey! That's the story Don & I were thinking of!

I remembered it pretty well...

The first time I read this story years ago, I was apprehensive of which side to be on.
I've seen so much bad work that I could only hope for such enforcement.

However, as I gained experience, I realized that under just the right circumstaces,
I could have made the same mistakes. Perhaps the home-owner had supplied the replacement
and the electrician merely overlooked checking the nameplate rating,
subconsciously trusting his customer to have purchased the right thing... Perhaps it was a long day,
and he was in a rush trying to fit these people into his schedule.
There was no mention if an EGC was even available, only that the ground screw had not been used. (Lawyers can be tricky!)

A really sad situation all around.

[This message has been edited by sparky66wv (edited 01-02-2003).]

#104121 - 01/17/03 09:34 AM Re: Let's Be Reminded About This Situation!
John Steinke Offline

Registered: 04/03/01
Posts: 509
Loc: Reno,Nv., USA
As I see it, the electrician's ability to pass the journeyman's test suggests that he knew what he was doing was wrong, but just didn't care. Sounds like negligence to me!
Moreover, isn't it the stated purpose of contractor licensing to protect the public from incompetent or reckless work?
I say, let him work under supervision- if anyone would hire him!


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