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RE: Inexperience was JOkes and More . . .
Original poster: "Mccauley, Daniel H by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <daniel.h.mccauley-at-lmco-dot-com>
One this note, a story related to me by a coworker-
A trained/cluefull/careful technician was working on a piece of HV gear and
got zapped. That was not much of a problem in and of itself. His life got
complicated because the jolt threw him into an open 440VAC panel, and a
wrench in his tool bag found two of the three legs in the panel. The
resulting explosion blew his left buttock OFF.
The point is that the collateral damage that may occur when you get
zapped can be worse than the zap itself- if a little streamer hit from your
coil cause you to spaz out and dump your beer onto your primary...
>>>>>>>>>This also goes for jokes. For example, at a recent tesla event,
there was someone who clapped his hands together once very loundly when
another individual was checking his high voltage apparatus and made that
individual jump. That is extremely dangerous. In fact, if you do something
like that here in our company in the high voltage lab, its immediate grounds
for dismissal (there is no tolerance in this ruling here.) I remember when
I first started here I was across the lab unpacking something which had that
bubble wrap and without even thinking I was popping this bubblewrap. Well,
the techs made it well known that this practice is taboo and the next time i
was going to get my a** kicked.