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Old 05-06-2012, 04:47 PM   #1
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:49 PM   #2
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I really can't comprehend the mentality of someone who would would try to steal energized high voltage cables, other than a drug addiction.
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I really can't comprehend the mentality of someone who would would try to steal energized high voltage cables, other than a drug addiction.
Well think of it like this- the guy was just doing his part to ensure your good living as an electrician. He probably got inspired by Harry.
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LOL! Serves him right.
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:38 PM   #5
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What sucks is that he's not dead (yet). Now WE have to pay for his medical and rehab.
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What sucks is that he's not dead (yet). Now WE have to pay for his medical and rehab.
weird, I just posted almost the same comment on the other thread...
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The Lingerie Bowl was more interesting.
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The Lingerie Bowl was more interesting.
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I really can't comprehend the mentality of someone who would would try to steal energized high voltage cables, other than a drug addiction.
I'm sure someone could Spin it into a political statement about the state of the economy or whatnot. But most likely it's crack. Coke is a helluva drug...
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Why would you try to get in there if you heard a "boom" at a substation?

Call 911, and that's about all you'd get from me. Maybe spray a fire extinguisher thru the gate, but that would be a big MAYBE.
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Why would you try to get in there if you heard a "boom" at a substation...?
Because he saw a man actively burning to death?

I would really like to hope that a lot of people would try and step up to do something about that....

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I know what you are saying, and I generally go out of my way to help people, but without knowing what happened, I wouldn't have touched the metal gate.
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Because he saw a man actively burning to death?

I would really like to hope that a lot of people would try and step up to do something about that....

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Kind of like the family in Riverside last year. 4am the father wakes up to a boom(lightning strike nearby) and a downed power line in the backyard, dad begins to walk towards it and collapses. Mom seeing this through the window runs to his aid and collapsed on him. Daughter seeing this through window runs to aid her downed parents and collapses on them.

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Kind of like the family in Riverside last year. 4am the father wakes up to a boom(lightning strike nearby) and a downed power line in the backyard, dads begins to walk towards it and collapses. Mom seeing this through the window runs to his aid and collapsed on him. Daughter seeing this through window runs to aid her downed parents and collapses on them.
I have read about similar stories same circumstances.
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They just strike me as two very different scenarios. A downed power line presents an immediately obvious hazard. A substation that emitted a "booming" noise does not.

But I'll concede that my experience colors that opinion, and to the layman maybe they would both seem just as dangerous or just as harmless.

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I removed the video as it was extremely graphic depicting burnt human bodies.

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Non versed people don't know about "Step Potential". Joe scrapper knows the price of copper.Hold the recycle yards liable.
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I love a story with a happy ending.
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Sorry, not in Riverside but nearby in San Bernadino and not the daughter but the son, the daughter and another younger son stayed inside and watched all of this happen.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/...trocuted_N.htm
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They just strike me as two very different scenarios. A downed power line presents an immediately obvious hazard. A substation that emitted a "booming" noise does not.

But I'll concede that my experience colors that opinion, and to the layman maybe they would both seem just as dangerous or just as harmless.

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Not to the untrained, heck electrticians have been killed doing making similar mistakes.
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