Man, is that classy or what?
I take it that there was a proper industrial rated pendant on the end of that cable?
I was under the impression you had to use momentary switches on hoists.
Also, duct tape will conduct electricity given the right conditions (temperature/humidity).
Did this guy just put a direct replacement in the "too hard" basket?
BTW, I love the wire nut end sticking out through the tape, it just sets the whole thing off!