ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
Recent Posts
VFD MotorFeeders
by gfretwell. 10/19/17 01:02 AM
Generator Cable Sizing
by brsele. 10/18/17 07:39 PM
What do you do?
by gfretwell. 10/17/17 01:08 AM
Good ol' copper pipe in the fuse holder trick
by HotLine1. 10/16/17 07:16 PM
Another generator question
by HotLine1. 10/16/17 07:02 PM
New in the Gallery:
Gallery Test
Popular Topics(Views)
241,398 Are you busy
177,356 Re: Forum
168,966 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 60 guests, and 7 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#148576 - 07/08/06 05:29 AM Serious Harm to Cable Jointer (NZ)  
Trumpy  Offline


Member
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,223
SI,New Zealand
From the EEA (Electrical Engineers Association):

Will open as a PDF file


Arc Flash PPE Clothing, LOTO & Insulated Tools

#148577 - 07/09/06 03:33 AM Re: Serious Harm to Cable Jointer (NZ)  
Trumpy  Offline


Member
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,223
SI,New Zealand
I'm not sure about you HV guys in the US, but spiking a cable is pretty much a standard procedure here.
Considering that you can do it from a distance, it is better (and safer) than putting a Sawzall into an 11kV cable and finding out otherwise.
The only saving grace about this accident was the fact that the person was wearing proper PPE and avoided some rather serious burns.
However, there is no excuse for an accident like this to have happened in the first place,
identifying cables is one of the simplest skills taught to Line-Mechanic/Cable Jointers here.



Member Spotlight
lil suzi
lil suzi
Midwest
Posts: 57
Joined: August 2003
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.011s Queries: 14 (0.002s) Memory: 0.7451 MB (Peak: 0.8614 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-10-19 21:49:09 UTC