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See www.eri-safety.com

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Is he standing on wood for "safety"?

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Was this a staged saftey instructional film or did this actually happen while someone was videotaping?

That's pretty frightening....I guess that was the point. [Linked Image]

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For those with a slower connection, here's an animated GIF image, 106K (The original MPEG was just over 1 MB):
http://s91748743.onlinehome.us/elec/arc_flash.gif

As the saying goes, "That had to hurt...!"


P. S. Press the "reload" button on your browser to see the animation again.


[This message has been edited by ThinkGood (edited 04-04-2004).]

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This is one of many video clips I have from a training CD.

Mark Standifer received 2nd and 3rd degree burns over 40 percent of his body and was nearly killed when he was engulfed in an arc blast while performing an electrical task at a wastewater treatment plant. While installing relays on the door of a 13,800-volt switchgear, he made several crucial errors resulting in a tragedy that will affect Mark and his family for the rest of their lives. In this powerful program, viewers will see the mistakes Mark made and learn the lifesaving lessons from the incident. The importance of understanding all hazards of a job task and taking the necessary precautions to protect yourself from them is stressed throughout the video. Topics include always following safe electrical work practices, the dangers of complacency when performing electrical work, hazards of jewelry and flammable clothing and the purpose of an arc hazard analysis. The video also explains the reasons for arc flash regulations and the various clothing and personal protection required for hazard risk categories zero through four.

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I'd think this shows something to be said about storage of combustible materials around electrical apparatus being repaired also! The barrel with the old oily rags around it ignited quite efficiently! Where's the Dry-Chem extinguisher? [Linked Image] The can being worked on here looks like it might be Nema 9.

Nice mood music on this one too! [Linked Image]

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Can’t tell for sure if the guy has glasses on. Hopefully he still has eyebrows. Staged or not, the clip looks very true-to-life and a fine reminder of what can happen in milliseconds.

He does have gloves on, but they don’t look like {ASTM-rated electrical-insulating} D120-type, nor used with any protectors.

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Staged.
The rags on the floor caught fire very nicely and not a smudge on his shirt.

He won't have to change his BVDs after all.

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Superb stuntman and special effects.

I wonder if this was indeed an on-location movie set provided by Southern California Edison?
{ Setup and Punch Line } ;-)




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LMAO Bjarney!

I nearly busted a gut on that! No wonder it takes at least a day to get a meter lock removed! They gotta get through wardrobe & makeup first! [Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

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