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    Err NO THANKS!

    I don't mind working with electricity, in fact it is part of my job, but I like my feet firmly planted on the ground!

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    I do a fair bit of work with electricity as well but only after it is a more manageable 480V or less. Don't particularly like the kind that reaches out to touch me from distances. As far as the off the ground stuff that used to never bother me. now that I'm a few years older I'm not so sure.
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    Not for me even if I had rubber pants.Surely that was not live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranald View Post
    Surely that was not live.
    Oh, yes it is...

    https://boingboing.net/2013/10/14/el...in-by-hel.html

    That electrical (not safety) cable he attaches first and detaches last is a giveaway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mklotz View Post
    Oh, yes it is...

    https://boingboing.net/2013/10/14/el...in-by-hel.html

    That electrical (not safety) cable he attaches first and detaches last is a giveaway.
    All lives depend on it.



    I knew a young chap who was promoted to office work as he continually leant on the vehicle used to work on the high voltage stuff potentially making himself the/or one of the earths if something went wrong up top. Endangered all team lives. He didn't like the extra pay & resultant knowledge that everyone was aware of his stupidity so resigned & now works in a supermarket. Pride & .......


    Sorry Marv: Ausie humour:we are "a weird mob", the question was rhetorical. Needless to say they would need stable conditions for the highly skilled eggbeater's operator to be so so exact. My lap top just dropped out & something went awry: every thing topsy tervy, but you get the gist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mklotz View Post
    Oh, yes it is...

    https://boingboing.net/2013/10/14/el...in-by-hel.html

    That electrical (not safety) cable he attaches first and detaches last is a giveaway.
    Good find. BoingBoing was a lot better 5 years ago. Interesting that the helicopter lineman is avoiding injury essentially the same way that a bird does when landing on electrical lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranald View Post
    Not for me even if I had rubber pants.Surely that was not live.
    I would need rubber pants!
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    Having seen Video of a black hawk like helicopter in a similar situation crash after a downdraft caused rotor to hit and break up this gives me the willies. After the rotors disintegrated the chopper rolled down the mountain. One rescue became 2 or more.
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