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Monday, 30 July 2007 19:00

U. G. FAULT

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U. G. Fault

One morning about 2am my on call partner and I are called out on an outage behind a couple of merchants, it was a 3 phase 12470 latteral underground feed(no loop).So we isolated the section that was in question and called in another man,bad move;because when he got there he/we got in a big damn hurry and supposedly stood off all three conductors in the switch gear.Anyway we proceeded to dig up the faulted cable and exposed three splices I was down in the hole and pulled on one of the splices thinking that I might find the faulted one by pulling it apart,well you can only guess what happens next!KA-BOOOM,I was really pissed off at that point and still am.BUT YOU KNOW SOMETHING, ITS MY FAULT FOR TAKING SOME OTHER HALF ASS LINEMANS WORD FOR IT BEING DEAD AND NOT CHECKING IT OUT FOR MY SELF!You all know if it grounded it dead,and dont take any of our work for granted.work safe.
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