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I'll let this man demonstrate:

Moderator's comment: The below video is as graphic as they get. For now I'm not going to delete it but that doesn't mean another moderator won't delete it, or I may come back and delete it.

 

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I like the way the arc is coming off the telephone wires......

Demonstration video to educate the locals.
 

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I had pictures of an accident at Ft Hood in Texas that I used in my electrical safety classes.
Stills, always showed them in the middle of the morning sessions. Stated several times they were graphic and anyone could leave if they needed/wanted to. A customer complained and I was told not to use them any more. When I left Eaton the head safety guy called me and wanted copies for his use. He is still wanting.

I believe it is important for the brain to SEE what our invisible servant is capable of.
I have done lots of work south of the border and they do follow the established electrical codes and practices. Some times way back.
Went to a mine near the Copper Canyon in Mexico and found a 15kv switch 1/2 the size it should have been in height. Called the plant in Mexico City and asked how the heck that they could put a UL sticker on such an abortion? Response this is what the customer wanted.
Several month later it blew up from dirt and dust tracking over the fuses. I declined to go to the job.

I vote for leaving it up. If you must, label it with a "graphic content".
 

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Something is not right about that video. The "person" on the pole never moves a muscle even before the sparks fly. Imo, this is staged and that is a dummy but I could be wrong. It just seems odd that there is no body movement thru most of it
 

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For most of the video the arcing comes from the telephone wires at his feet, even when he's only in contact with the wooden pole.

Like I said, educational video.
 

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You guys realize that's a mannequin, right?
Nope, that guy was DRT before they started recording. His legs contracted. Mannequins are usually plastic or other non-conductive materials.

Bummer, probably had no idea how dangerous it was and just doing what his boss told him. See all the lumber?
 

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You guys realize that's a mannequin, right?
I couldn't see the video (maybe a Mac thing with no codec ? )

Now I want to see it
 

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Nope, that guy was DRT before they started recording. His legs contracted. Mannequins are usually plastic or other non-conductive materials.
Really. And how do you explain the high voltage arcs coming off the telephone wires and no other point of contact with the HV over his head?
 

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Went to a mine near the Copper Canyon in Mexico .....
Did your wing-footed self run with the Taramuhara Indians? ... of Born to Run fame...did you see any ??
 

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I couldn't see the video (maybe a Mac thing with no codec ? )

Now I want to see it
Just go to, "Leaked Reality Videos", and click on "Latest" up at the top. You'll find it in there. There are also a LOT of really incredible videos posted there..... If you're not too squeamish.
 

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…gonna save on cremation costs…
 

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Really. And how do you explain the high voltage arcs coming off the telephone wires and no other point of contact with the HV over his head?
I don’t work HV so I don’t know the correct term for the span of conductor after the insulator but on my iPad, in the beginning I could see one conductor that seemed to make contact, later in the video, the cellphone moved and I couldn’t see it anymore. I’ve watched it twice and really don’t want to watch it again.

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OK, I watched it again and you have to zoom in probably on a tablet with my eyes but in the beginning after the camera stops shake it, it looks like a midspan drop a foot or so from the insulator. I don’t know what it’s called but it’s there.
 
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