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Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant
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Joe,
Thanks for that link.
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Judging by the length of the list on that page,
there is a lot of ways in which an Electrical worker can hurt themselves.
The majority of the accidents in the list could have been easily avoided too.
I would recommend having a read of this page.

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Let's choose a story dealing with any accident and discuss it and how it may have been avoided!


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Joe,
Just been reading the Mushroom Plant accident .
It makes rather interesting reading.
This Cable Installer accident isn't much better.

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Joe-
I went to the FACE web page too, and the really scarey thing to me is the number of states (and I'm sure local jurisdictions) that DON'T conduct an investigation into a fatal accident. Many times this is left up to the insurance company, the employer or an unqualified and overworked coroner.

I feel strongly about this because over ten years ago a very good friend of mine lost his life when a clean up person in a packing house blew the water off the top of a live 480VAC panel he was working on. His employer paid off his widow, and disciplined the contractor for not properly over seeing their employees.

I know several people that work in the same plant and I know that the cleanup people still get frustrated when they have to wait on maintenance workers. This is why Everett got killed, someone was in a hurry to meet a deadline and was trying to get him to move, by blowing the water on him.

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I feel strongly about this because over ten years ago a very good friend of mine lost his life when a clean up person in a packing house blew the water off the top of a live 480VAC panel he was working on.
Good Lord!. [Linked Image]
I'd feel pretty strongly about that too, mate, that's really murder when you think about it. [Linked Image]
Talk about a slap over the wrist with a wet bus ticket for the employee responsible.
Oddly enough, I got hit in the back by a blast of 82C(180F) water once by a wash-down worker in a meat plant while working on a live panel.
Thankfully, I wasn't burned too bad, the worker was never seen again on site.
GRRR.

Mike.
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