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    Default Elecrical Dangers: Road Worker Fatal Accident

    Just a reminder of the dangers of electricity:

    http://www.timesunion.com/local/arti...sh-3585481.php
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    How many "Do not use near electrical power lines" stickers did the tower need before the worker started the removal?
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    Electricity is a gift for us. The value of electricity lies in Pakistan where it does not meet the peoples requirements. There is strike each and every day for electricity. Although Govt of Pakistan has no any future planning for overcoming such problem. Steps should be taken to shake off this hurdle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisapeteres View Post
    Electricity is a gift for us. The value of electricity lies in Pakistan where it does not meet the peoples requirements. There is strike each and every day for electricity. Although Govt of Pakistan has no any future planning for overcoming such problem. Steps should be taken to shake off this hurdle.
    Wot? Wa? What? OH, DUH! I left out WATT? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    quote; The value of electricity lies in Pakistan where it does not meet the peoples requirements. There is strike each and every day for electricity.

    If you are concerned about it, I will sell you the extension cords necessary for you to deliver electricity to Pakistan 24/7/365. I can probably give you a "quantity discount".
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    Did Not even blow a fuse.

    Should have had a GFCI.
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    I snagged a pole tie back in deeeeep brush and pulled the damn pole to about a 40' angle before I felt the resistance. I backed up slowly, and 5 years later the PO CO still allows for the 6 feet of slack in the lines.

    Shut off a neighborhood with an excavator bumping the overhead wires, but just blew a fuse in their lines. as long as you dont move much if actually caught in the wires, you are okay until the calvary arrives with a big bill.

    Anyway, a rubber tired backhoe is the method of removing poles near power lines, parked in such a way that the boom cannot extend toward the lines.

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