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#121478 - 07/19/05 09:27 PM Car Under Breaker at Wolf Creek Substation  
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"It's a miracle that neither the driver (who had been rear-ended by a drunk driver) nor the small child was injured in this freakish accident on July 8th.

The driver of this car was involved in an accident at a nearby intersection. For some reason, the driver was unable to control the speed of the car, crossed the substation property, went airborne just before reaching the fence line, and ended up wedged underneath the 23KV #79 Line OCB.

Joel C. Valley
Engineering Manager
Washington Electric Cooperative
Marietta, OH
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#121479 - 07/19/05 10:53 PM Re: Car Under Breaker at Wolf Creek Substation  
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OUCH?!


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#121480 - 07/20/05 02:13 AM Re: Car Under Breaker at Wolf Creek Substation  
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Blooming Ada, bullseye! The driver must have ducked at the last second.
Is that a white cat by the front tire?
Alan


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#121481 - 07/20/05 07:29 AM Re: Car Under Breaker at Wolf Creek Substation  
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That is not a cat. That is the car drivers clean underwear (bloomers or nickers) which fell out of the jockey box (glove compartment) when the air bag deployed.

Mom to son, "Did you have clean underwear?"

"Yes mom. They were right there by the front tire."

(Message edited to employ regional terms.)


#121482 - 07/20/05 12:40 PM Re: Car Under Breaker at Wolf Creek Substation  
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Doc to Mom at ER;

"He's going to be just fine Mrs Cutout, a couple bruises and lacerations is all. But we had to cut off his underwear- it was absolutely disgusting!"

Alan


Wood work but can't!

#121483 - 07/20/05 01:02 PM Re: Car Under Breaker at Wolf Creek Substation  
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YIKES!

Several thoughts came to mind with this one:

Being doused with several gallons of probably old and quite nasty insulating oil;

The possibility of a very nice phase-to-phase arc right above my head (of course, IF I wasn't decapitated);

The agonizing wait for rescue until the POCO could get the juice off and everything safe to approach;

And trying to explain this one to the insurance adjuster! (Adjuster: "Your car ended up under a WHAT? Do you have any proof?" ME: "Here's the pic!")

It is indeed a miracle no one was seriously hurt!!

It looks like the two tanks on the left were breached.


Stupid should be painful.

#121484 - 07/20/05 07:33 PM Re: Car Under Breaker at Wolf Creek Substation  
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[Linked Image] DAAAAYYYUUUMMM!!! Someone's seriouly has someone watching over them!!! One of those rare occasions... I'm lost for words! [Linked Image]


#121485 - 07/20/05 09:40 PM Re: Car Under Breaker at Wolf Creek Substation  
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Yeah, I got the "always wear clean underwear in case you're in an accident" speech from my mom, too.

I doubt that the driver of this car had on clean underwear no matter how they were that morning.


Larry Fine
Fine Electric Co.
fineelectricco.com

#121486 - 07/22/05 04:35 AM Re: Car Under Breaker at Wolf Creek Substation  
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Yikes! [Linked Image]


#121487 - 07/23/05 02:10 PM Re: Car Under Breaker at Wolf Creek Substation  
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Whoa! They MUST have someone watching over them!
[Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

{Editied to insert smilies}

[This message has been edited by Theelectrikid (edited 07-23-2005).]


Is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?

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