Via a coworker. (Warning, Graphic.)
Respect electricity. It doesn’t care who you are, what you do, or anything about you. All electricity wants is the shortest path to ground and if you happen to be that path, that’s the result.
In this case he attempted to use (what we think is a 13 kV distribution line) as a handrail. You can see during the shock the corona breakdown and it went from head to toe. Since the corona broke down his body became the equivalent of a full short.
I’m not sure why he did this, but let it be a reminder to you to respect electricity, even your little old wall socket!
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.