This video clip is NOT funny - it’s here to make you aware of
electrical safety dangers, and precautions to be taken!
(see also Safety Section)


Electrical Hazards of Walking a Power Pole

Some people don’t think about electrical safety



In February, 1996, these pictures were taken of a guy who is high on drugs
and attempting to kill himself. Toward the end of the 45-minute situation,
this person had already defied death by tightrope walking from a previous
low-voltage power pole, and hanging on to the other wire that was around him.
The Power Company had de-energized the low voltage wire at this point...
Electrical hazard of walking a power pole

In the second picture, the guy reaches out with his hand and grabs the
high voltage conductor! At that instant, 12,600 volts shot through his body
(the guy is inside of the ball of fire). He did not fall at that moment, and
probably couldn’t turn loose even if he wanted to. The air surrounding him
becomes ionized and begins to conduct current and actually burn. The
small ball of orange fire projecting toward the street light is where the arc
went to ground through the secondary conductors. Notice the whipping
action of the wire he is holding onto. Compare all 3 pictures to visualize
what was happening as massive amounts of current try to reach ground...


In the third picture, the ball of fire has started to subside. If you look
closely you can still see his legs (faint shadows) at the bottom of the
fireball as he is still standing on the cross arm...


A flash of electrical power of this magnitude would kill most
normal people, but this lucky guy actually survived contact with
the high voltage line.

joe-ks.com doesn’t think that the gene pool would have been diluted
if this
Dubm guy hadn’t made it...

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08-Dec-2019