Re: Don't know if I should post this link... :^))
Posted by Fred Berry on 1/1/2008, 1:35 pm, in reply to "Re: Don't know if I should post this link... :^))"
Understood...thats why I checked in with you first. The video is funny (in a way to us in the know) but also very sad to people like that who have no idea what is lurking atop a utility pole. Dude thought he would just get free power, having no idea that this was not the same type of power he was seeking. |
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: I'll only post this link if you want...someone in Haiti sure learned their
: lesson about stealing electricity!!!
: Some poor, stupid Haitian decided to climb a utility pole and run a wire
: down from the lines to his house for some free electricity. Well, the
: electricity was there waiting for him and all free today! Buuut, the only
: power on this pole was two three-phase sets of high voltage lines. The
: video starts with the dummy hanging off an insulator bracket on the pole,
: caught by his shirt-sleeve, and he is still smouldering. Lots of people
: are around there, some women crying for him and praying for him in Creole.
: Another 'rescuer' has climbed up below him and is spraying him with a fire
: extinguisher. Then a third idiot climbs up below the second, tells him to
: grab the first and he'll lift them both to try and free the first dude's
: arm from the bracket...this works, except then the first guy panicks and
: grabs the nearest thing to him to keep from falling...the nearest thing
: being one phase of the line! There is a super bright, firey arc and all
: three guys get thouroughly fried, one of them stuck to the side of the
: pole, probably cooked onto it.
: There is a lesson to be learned here...don't be greedy! If you're gonna
: take, take LESS, not more!! ;^))
: Hi Fred,
: I have seen that video. Because lots of kids access this site, I'd like to
: leave off URL's to videos that show someone actually getting killed. I
: want the site to be fun and educational, but not outright gory...