If you already removed the bond before you tried to remove your safety, that is where it went wrong. When you tried to remove your safety you became the bond, so it seems. Bond is last to go. It is crazy what those blades put off, especialy around hot 500. You touch the wrong thing as he's coming to get you and you are the only one that is not laughing.
No brother, I had just put the wand onto the helicopter, the bond was still on the shield wire when it happened, we should've been in the same potential, Im thinking that when the wand made the connection any static coming off of the helicopter was going straight onto the shield wire and that might've been what got me. We were transferring OFF the tower ONTO the helicopter. Bond was still on the shield wire and the wand was on the helicopter, I kind of remember racing it to the ground...
I misunderstood, well sounds as if the shield wire and bird were at same potential while you and tower were not?? Standing on a tower I didnt wand off so perfectly once, that sucks. We had the insulated shield wire jumpered though. Thats why I asked about it back then, thats some hot stuff.
Well at least you didn't win the race with the wand.
First time that I saw this thread, brings back some bad memories the last lineman to die at CL&P was on a insulated shield wire on a 345 line that was out of service because of storm damage, problem was this line ran parallel with two other lines for about 60 miles. This happened on the only insulated shield wire line built in Conn. after this happened they stopped using this type of construction.