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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:38 am 
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Just received this accident report from another forum that I belong to. Hope that the attachment works.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:32 am 
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Thank you. This has already been posted in the Your Stories section. It will be interesting to see the investigation report when that is done in several months.

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Why would someone attempt to install GF lights on an energized system?


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Sad loss, but I'll ask the same question... Why would you try to do that one LIVE???


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Indeed, a very sad incident. I cannot think of any reason why this needed to be done live. There are still entirely too many people in the electric trade who consider live work a necessity when it will save time or money. “If I don’t work on this live, the boss / customer will find someone who will”. Maybe someone felt pressured or maybe someone was just lazy. Aside from the human cost, someone just won the reverse lottery.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:20 am 
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MSHA report

MSHA usually produces a very thorough report, but it takes time. Notice the work was being done on 10-10-10, which was a Sunday. Most quarries I have been in are closed on Sunday, only mentioning it because it suggests live work could have been avoided.

I searched the web for the contractor name and quickly read more, but just newspaper accounts which were not instructive.


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