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Man Electrocuted While Trying To Steal Power Line  
User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1848 posts, RR: 9
Posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1880 times:

"The man was electrocuted about 1:30 a.m. when the two threw a rope over the raised power line and tried to pull it down.

Budzius said the pair thought the line was a low-voltage wire, but it was actually a high-voltage line. "Roughly 12,500 volts," he said."


Read the full story: http://www.komo4.com/stories/39084.htm

This headline made my day. Can somebody say Darwin Awards?

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User currently offlineKiwiNanday From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1870 times:

Cue an Airbus callout:

40... 30... 20... Retard! Retard!


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1847 times:

At least we won't have to slog through 15 threads on whether the death penalty is justified and if it should be applied to looting power lines.  Smile


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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13199 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1834 times:

Apparently this is a common problem in the ex-soviet Union republics and within Russia itself. They are trying to steel the cables for resale to junk dealers for money to survive. Problem is that many have no idea about electricity, so put themselves in mortal danger.

User currently offlineLFutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3356 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1824 times:
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haha. that guy is stupid... what a moron.


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User currently offlineMrChips From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 938 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1781 times:

Bad idea - hot-tapping a live electrical line.

Worse idea - Hot-tapping a natural gas pipeline.

A friend of mine responded to a "loss of containment" event in Saskatchewan a few years ago, and found a 50 foot high column of flame, a pair of melted boots underneath it, and a cold chisel imbedded in a truck fender 100 feet away...appearantly, a farmer had tried to hot-tap the Trans-Canada pipeline to steal natural gas for his farm. Unfortunately, he didn't factor in the 1500 psi natural gas pressure, or the fact that the sparks from cold-chiselling his way into the pipeline (it's inch thick steel) would cause sparks that could potentially ignite the gas spewing forth from the newly created orifice.



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1777 times:

Here are three videos of electricity gone bad.

http://diis.net/p/dl/i/vid/345kV_SWITCH.mpeg
http://diis.net/p/dl/i/vid/XfrmBlast1.mpeg
http://diis.net/p/dl/i/vid/LugoSWR.asx

[Edited 2005-09-10 09:27:07]

User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1736 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 6):
Here are three videos of electricity gone bad.

http://diis.net/p/dl/i/vid/345kV_SWITCH.mpeg
http://diis.net/p/dl/i/vid/XfrmBlast1.mpeg
http://diis.net/p/dl/i/vid/LugoSWR.asx

That's some wicked $hit.... and no one got hurt from the 2nd one?


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1733 times:

Someone contact the Darwin awards.

Talk about poetic justice.



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