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Old 05-18-2017, 02:04 PM   #21
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If something goes wrong, you will look like a smoking piece of bacon, with a melted lineman's blanket glued to it.

Shut it off.
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Old 05-18-2017, 02:39 PM   #22
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Just worked a paramount fault that started as a failed loadbreak: The blast vaporized most of the 1/8" steel divider between high and low sides and the doors where blown almost all the way off. Blankets wouldn't have done chit.

There's absolutely no way I'd agree to pull through a hot transformer.
I agree with you and if you did read on #7 posting I did mention that time I was replying to the forum in here and I was only 20 meters away from the transfomer and when it failed ( isolator switch on padmount transfomer ) and just really blew it apart and it was loud and can see arc flash there so we were working near by and myself and couple guys with me and we were aware of arc flash on that. that was a 300 KVA transfomer with 14.4 KV primary.
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:10 PM   #23
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So we did the pull today, the Pocos sub guys did all the stuff in the pad and past the opening of the door. We got to sit a way back and pull off the reels. They had a rubber blanket they draped over the exposed secondary terminals and the stress cones isolated them from the high side. They used a hot stick to reach into the pit and they had a 'bazooka', it was a 4' chunk of flex with some plastic ends that was used to guide wires into the pipe.

Thanks for all the replies. I guess this is a good lesson for me not to jump to conclusions.
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Old 05-24-2017, 06:21 PM   #24
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Okay...I'm not as savvy at this web sight linking gadgetry as most of
you guys are , but I recently read a story about a guy getting lit up
and then died in ER because he also was..
* working on a high voltage area
* inadequate training
* no space suit
The tool he was using touched (1) ..that's right..ONE strand that was
a stray hanging off a lug..

The only way I know how to direct those interested is to direct you to
google "Thompson Electric" / Cuyahoga Falls Ohio and the story is
there.

OP I would freaking walk before I relied on the bosses blanket.
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Please let me know if the link is broke...
https://www.oshrc.gov/decisions/html_2002/01-1544.html
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Please let me know if the link is broke...
https://www.oshrc.gov/decisions/html_2002/01-1544.html
Link is fine ... I'm not sure if it's broke, but I could throw in a few bucks, or we could set up a go fund me page
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Okay...I'm not as savvy at this web sight linking gadgetry as most of
you guys are , but I recently read a story about a guy getting lit up
and then died in ER because he also was..
* working on a high voltage area
* inadequate training
* no space suit
The tool he was using touched (1) ..that's right..ONE strand that was
a stray hanging off a lug..

The only way I know how to direct those interested is to direct you to
google "Thompson Electric" / Cuyahoga Falls Ohio and the story is
there.

OP I would freaking walk before I relied on the bosses blanket.
Just Sayin.

When looking up Thompson Electric it seems they have had more than one similar fatality.

It's a wonder they are still in business.
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