The Electrical Contractor Network

ECN Electrical Forum
Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Books, Tools and Test Equipment for Electrical and Construction Trades

Register Now!

Register Now!

We want your input!

Featured:
   

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

   
Recent Posts
Forum Software Upgrade coming soon...
by Ruben Rocha
01/18/17 07:05 PM
ESA Arc flash course
by frank
01/18/17 04:25 PM
Re: Fabricating Guards out of Lexan?
by frank
01/17/17 04:11 PM
Would ELV branch circuits be a good idea?
by gfretwell
01/17/17 01:26 PM
Why cables look like they do
by Texas_Ranger
01/17/17 12:33 PM
New in the Gallery:
Desk-mounted "power-board"
Top Posters (30 Days)
Webmaster 26
HotLine1 21
Ruben Rocha 14
Trumpy 12
ghost307 12
Who's Online
2 registered (Webmaster, Ruben Rocha), 0 Guests and 187 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#146950 - 07/19/01 06:24 AM lightning accident
sparky66wv Offline
Member

Registered: 11/17/00
Posts: 2342
Loc: West Virginia
Go here for more...
_________________________
-Virgil
Residential/Commercial Inspector
5 Star Inspections
Member IAEI

Top
Arc Flash PPE Clothing, LOTO & Insulated Tools
#146951 - 07/19/01 03:05 PM Re: lightning accident
Anonymous
Unregistered


From http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_div=3&u_hdg=0&u_sid=168469 :

It appeared the lightning entered Scotese's head and exited his groin. His plastic and Styrofoam helmet lay in pieces near the trail.

May he rest in peace.

So much for the insulating value of plastic...

As slow as lightning is, I am rather surprised that it would go for a weak moving target.

Apparently the 46-year-old man died of brain injury rather than heart fibrillation as is more common with electrocutions.

Top
#146952 - 07/21/01 03:32 PM Re: lightning accident
sparky Offline
Member

Registered: 10/18/00
Posts: 5545
what a way to go......

Top


ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals