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Old 12-23-2011, 11:06 PM   #1
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Hello Members! My name is Donnie Johnson. My wife and I made a video a few years ago called "Donnie's Accident". I have a new website. I have had numerous requests on You Tube and other sites for copies of my video from safety directors. They use it for their safety programs. So I made a website! I use the video during my 'work safety' presentations when I speak at events, businesses and organizations. You can watch or download the video and read the full story of my 'experience' here. I’m not charging anything; this site is meant to help promote safety awareness by sharing my experience before during and after an electrical "Arc Blast" accident as well as reminding us what can happen if we don’t follow our safety procedures. Please feel free to share the link.

www.donniesaccident.com

You can contact me at: donnie@donniesaccident.com
or the “Comments or Questions” box on the website.

12/25/11 - Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!!!
12/24/11 - The DOWNLOAD VIDEO and Watch YouTube Version are now working.

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Old 12-23-2011, 11:16 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard, Donnie! Glad to have you on board here.

BTW, I moved your thread here to the safety forum.
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Wow, I posted your youtube video just the other day on a different electrical forum, (We were discussing working hot)
A real eye opener I must say.
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Welcome and thank you for sharing.
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OP,
You got me at "wrong type of meter and meter failed"

What was that all about?

OK, I read this:
to check rotation was not actually a phase rotation meter but a motor rotation meter. I had never bothered to read the ‘not to be used on live circuits’ label on the bottom of the meter.

Interesting, I guess the "puff of carbon" meter is gone..

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Hello Members! My name is Donnie Johnson. My wife and I made a video a few years ago called "Donnie's Accident". I have a new website. I have had numerous requests on You Tube and other sites for copies of my video from safety directors. They use it for their safety programs. So I made a website! I use the video during my 'work safety' presentations when I speak at events, businesses and organizations. You can watch or download the video and read the full story of my 'experience' here. I’m not charging anything; this site is meant to help promote safety awareness by sharing my experience before during and after an electrical "Arc Blast" accident as well as reminding us what can happen if we don’t follow our safety procedures. Please feel free to share the link.FMb5zhtR8hw

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You got me at "wrong type of meter and meter failed"

What was that all about?

OK, I read this:
to check rotation was not actually a phase rotation meter but a motor rotation meter. I had never bothered to read the ‘not to be used on live circuits’ label on the bottom of the meter.

Interesting, I guess the "puff of carbon" meter is gone..
It is this meter he is talking about.
IDEAL 61-521
3 Phase Motor Rotation Tester


  • Identifies three-phase sequence
  • Indicates motor rotation
  • Checks for open phases
  • For use up to 600V
  • Meets IEC-1010 (EN61010) safety requirements
  • 5 - year warranty
  • Includes carrying case

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Knicleback was an apt choice Donny, and thank you for sharing

so many of us could be you in a heartbeat , given this flawed system where the docrtine(s) of safety come from authority, and not from those actually doing the work

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so many of us could be you in a heartbeat , given this flawed system where the docrtine(s) of safety come from authority, and not from those actually doing the work
So what is your solution?

You bitch all the time about the systems shortcomings but I have never once seen you suggest something better.

Have you stopped working hot?

Do you own and use PPE?

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So what is your solution?
grass roots litigation

for instance, do you think it a good idea that 70E is included in the first year apprenticeship?

i mean, we're talking what? an extra $30-40 book, right?


you do realize that many electricians serve their entire apprenticeship without even knowing 70E exists, right?


what, in your opinion, would you conject the general consensus be BBQ?


learn safety by osmisis?

learn safety first and foremost?



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You bitch all the time about the systems shortcomings but I have never once seen you suggest something better.
basically we have about zero input BBQ

they claim we're a democratic model, yet the corporate masters roundfile anything they dislike, or don't wish to deal with

as i don't see anything on the horizon except the usual blame game they foist upon us all, i'll just assume they wish to keep it that way



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much less these days, yes....

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an entire arc flash suit, yes

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thanks for posting Donnie

hope you guys have a merry Xmas
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hope you guys have a merry Xmas
Ditto on that.
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............Interesting, I guess the "puff of carbon" meter is gone..
Watch the video closely...... you'll see it.

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Thanks for the video. That sends a much stronger message regarding Arc flash hazards, than all the preaching that sometimes goes on in here.
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Donnie,

Welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing your story. I think a lot of people are kind of nonchalant about safety. Hopefully your story sinks into their brains. Seriously, who would have though hooking up a meter would have done this?
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Donnie,

Welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing your story. I think a lot of people are kind of nonchalant about safety. Hopefully your story sinks into their brains. Seriously, who would have though hooking up a meter would have done this?
I've been working safer and safer as the years go on but I really need to step it up a notch. I need to remember video's like that and the fact that there was an electrician/engineer killed a couple buildings over from where I'am working now earlier this year.
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I've been working safer and safer as the years go on but I really need to step it up a notch. I need to remember video's like that and the fact that there was an electrician/engineer killed a couple buildings over from where I'am working now earlier this year.
I know I asked before, but I can't remember if you gave an answer or not. Did you ever find out anything about Curtis' accident?
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It is this meter he is talking about.
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  • Checks for open phases
  • For use up to 600V
  • Meets IEC-1010 (EN61010) safety requirements
  • 5 - year warranty
  • Includes carrying case

Harry's link to the PDF manual, says the meter is rated to 600V AC Cat 3 ?
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What is the model number of the meter was he using?
Harry posted a IDEAL 61-521 as the meter ....is that true?
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