This is NOT the first time they've done stunts in or around a substation. On a previous episode the contestants walked across a suspended beam on stilts in what looked like the rear area of the substation. The beam WAS NOT over any gear, but the cranes supporting said beam seemed a little close to substaion equipment.
The worst part to me anyway is when they did thier "walk-in" right through the middle of LIVE transformers and switchgear. If I were on the show, I'd have lost by refusing to walk through that gear with power on.
It appeared to be a local facility owned by a utility that handles liquid and electricity.
I do wonder how much money changed hands to permit filming in a dangerous facility....
One of the local POCO's aired a warning commercial during last night's episode. (Not the same one I refer to above.)
An incredibly stupid stunt in any event.
[This message has been edited by mxslick (edited 02-01-2005).]