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December 4, 2009

Repairing High-Voltage Power Cables From a Helicopter


Wrote Bob on The Fiery Source: "You have to be seriously insane to repair high voltage cables from a helicopter, that's exactly what this man is going to do in this video. Just wearing a Faraday Suit to protect yourself from catching on fire is enough to send me to the unemployment line, let alone the height and high voltage. Watching this clip gave me the shivers. Anyway the suit is 75% Nomex to prevent this man from catching on fire — it creates a Farady cage around him, basically the suit transfers the electricity around his body. The steel allows the juice to flow around him completing a circuit. He is not grounded so all is OK, but still! Check out the video, you may better appreciate your job after watching it."

[via Milena]

December 4, 2009 at 04:01 PM | Permalink


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JP - funny.

Posted by: Cheeky Miles | Dec 4, 2009 4:48:46 PM

Hearsay is that his wife puts rechargeable batteries in his pockets before he goes to work....

Posted by: Joe Peach | Dec 4, 2009 4:20:39 PM

He's a daredevil for marrying, I'll give him that!

Posted by: Cheeky Miles | Dec 4, 2009 4:15:07 PM

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