Roger: Thank you for sharing the details, and I am glad to hear things turned out o.k. But why wasn't I surprised that it was Federal Pacific switchgear? Some of their commercial stuff seems almost as bad as the FPE resi stuff.
John: Thanks for your comments as well. I agree, I posted this to show everyone what could happen. Sadly, it doesn't take a lot of effort to find a lot of other examples of close calls (or worse.)
Never stopped by here before in 5 years!
That is something that concerns me. I am as guilty as anyone else, but if you look at the number of views on pretty much any of the safety threads, and compare that with any of the other topical threads, there is a big disparity. Guess safety discussions aren't as "popular" as some of our other topics.
I'm not intending that comment to act as if I'm any better than anyone else, but I do call 'em as I see 'em. And plead guilty of that same offense.
Thanks to both of you for your replies.