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February 12, 2015
London Scissor Lift Hire
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This should never happen: Worker on Scissor Lift Electrocuted.
Wow, just awful. I almost felt sick when I saw his tennis shoe. What a
tragic waste of life! Everybody thinks it won’t happen to them until one
day it does!!! My heart goes out to all who knew him. I can’t imagine how
crushing the feelings must be, of wishing you could go back and undo this,
but knowing full well that you can’t.
The whole lift rental should be located elsewhere, where there is now
powerlines overhead! The warning signs won’t help and there is a great
likelyhood for this to happen again!
Who the hell in their right mind would open a yard, where YOUR engineering
staff have to max out YOUR mewps as part of their job, so close to power
lines. The fact that somebody can contact a power line with a 26′ scissor
Well that sucks.
fact: it is not the volts what kill you it’s the amps
They should have at least installed stoppers to avoid letting lifting
equipment going under those power lines !
I just realized something… it seems like every single electrified wire i
come across is insulated EXCEPT the ones that will kill you. I mean,
seriously, would some rubber insulation NOT protect you from say,, 50kV????
Or at least insulate you enough from a flash over as long as you were not
dancing on the lines attempting suicide.
looks like they’re using his tragedy for an ad
Why don’t power companies run a low voltage bottom wire below the high
voltage lines? Any contact with this lower wire by machinery would set off
a flashing light and audible siren at the nearest pole warning the worker.
This is terrible. I work for an equipment rental company and we have a
safety huddle every morning. Sometimes I think it’s stupid because of the
things they come up with. But they are right, We all need to be reminded of
the situations we can encounter on the yard while checking a unit out
and are not any different on the job site, Just different circumstances to
deal with. Do a 360 degree evaluation up and down before beginning any type
of work. At least that’s the way we do it. Be Safe!
looked at the line, then reached for it. suicide? o, it’s a simulation.
0:38 actually unless he was extra dumb and decided to raise himself between
phases he just got a line to ground zap. 24,940 (25kV) = 14,400 and 138kV =
79,780. Still plenty enough to do him in though.
So what is the Lesson from this? Blur things sucks!
<3 RIP to him!
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