Just have a few questions regarding this accident:
- What is a Hi-lo, is this some form of a Cherry-Picker?.(30' is a long way up, at any rate)
- What sort of voltage was involved in the contact?.(HV, tranny protection?)
- Using Metal around Live Fusing?(It's always live at ONE end!)
It's just a REAL shame that this whole accident occured, in the first place and that the family where notified on the 4th of July(a day meant for celebration).
But, on the other side of the coin, us Linemen, Faultsmen and other Staff, do not wear Live Gloves, use Hot-Sticks and work from Insulated EWP's, for the sheer enjoyment of it.
As cold as it sounds, I think that Alcohol, may have played a part in this accident.
Also, Over-confidence, causes more injuries and death to workers, than what is stated in statistics.
What are your thoughts, on my above comments?.