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Old 27 May 2004, 18:40   #31
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I've found that it's often a case of "familiarity breeds contempt" - I've witnessed very well qualified and experienced craftsmen taking the most ridiculous risks. The most visually spectacular was a chap who decided that a damp oily rag was good insualtor for handling a 15kv ioniser. The result was a cartoon-like blue haze travelling up his arm, then he leapt around the workshop in a most animated manner. Took about an hour for the effects to wear off . I wasn't laughing a month later... I was taking a piece of high voltage equipment apart in a McDonalds store and I thought that I had earthed the capacitors to discharge them - until I was thrown all the way across the kitchen!

Yes - like JW says - don't under estimate folk - we're supposed to be grown ups... aren't we?!?

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Old 28 May 2004, 02:49   #32
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Did any of you hear about the carpenter who put a circular saw down on the floor after making a cut.
The guard had stuck open, so the blade bit into the floor and it then climbed up his leg before finally coming to rest in his groin.
Brings tears to your eyes, don't it.

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