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Re: Uncle Doug.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:20 pm
by Hugh Robjohns
ef37a wrote:One in six deaths in the workplace in the US is caused by electrocution.
I would be very surprised to find it that high in uk.

The HSE registered 4 out of 147 workplace deaths in the UK in the year 2018/19 as being due to contact with electricity or electrical discharge. That's 1 in 36...

(page 6) https://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/pdf/fatalinjuries.pdf

So yes, very much lower in the UK! Twice as many workers were killed by animals than were electrocuted!

Re: Uncle Doug.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:18 pm
by ManFromGlass
Wot? No separate heading for shark attack?
And what if it was electric eel?

Sorry - been watching too many B movies.

Re: Uncle Doug.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:27 pm
by Matt Houghton
Matt Houghton wrote:Yeah, he's brilliant. Some great explanations of how tube amps work. (Though I could take or leave the dog bits... :beamup: )

I suppose I'd better make clear that I'd not watched this particular video! Some of his others, explaining circuits, have been responsible for an 'aha!' moment or two.

Re: Uncle Doug.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:39 pm
by Forum Admin
Hugh Robjohns wrote:Twice as many workers were killed by animals than were electrocuted!

That's because their managers are Asses and Pigs, no doubt?

(I'll get my coat and make a run for it...)

:-)

Re: Uncle Doug.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:03 pm
by Hugh Robjohns
Ha ha... :lol:

Actually, cattle! Bloomin big, heavy, very dangerous things. Fields around here are full of 'em as there's a dairy farm at the bottom of the village. One of the vets at our local practice was killed a few years back while tending a cow....

Re: Uncle Doug.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:17 am
by ef37a
Hugh Robjohns wrote:Ha ha... :lol:

Actually, cattle! Bloomin big, heavy, very dangerous things. Fields around here are full of 'em as there's a dairy farm at the bottom of the village. One of the vets at our local practice was killed a few years back while tending a cow....

Indeed, I had a vermin shoot on a farm that was totally arable but at an ajoining fence the cows would come thundering across the field to see what I was up to!
Dave.

Re: Uncle Doug.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:49 pm
by ManFromGlass
A few years back a farmer here was squashed by cows. When you think how dangerous almost all farm machinery is and then to be killed by a cow.

Re: Uncle Doug.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:09 pm
by Hugh Robjohns
Farm machinery is predictable and consistent... cows just aren't!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:18 pm
by zenguitar
Especially cows with new calves. They are very protective mothers.

Andy :beamup:

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:20 pm
by Arpangel
It’s a wonder I’m still alive, my boss, when I was contracting asked me to touch the live tail coming out of a 60 amp distribution box are you insane I said! He said no look.....
He grabbed hold of it with no shock at all, the wooden floor we were standing on was so bone dry it acted as an insulator.
Another time the snake I was using to pull through a cable ripped into a high voltage line in the same conduit, the explosion blew the false ceiling down, narrowly missing both of us.
I connected my multi-meter to get a voltage off an unidentified cable, forgetting it was set to resistance, the whole thing just turned into a blob of plastic.
I was under a floor and sat on a live cable, my head hit the boards above, forcing me back down on the cable, this cycle went on for some time at the amusement of my colleagues.
Outback electrics, windswept and groovy, back in the day when I wore purple loons, a bell sleeve T-Shirt and Desert boots on site, Health and safety? We were definitely healthy, and we also thought we were invincible.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:50 pm
by The Red Bladder
When I was but a callow youth of some 15 or 16 summers, I decided to fix my old Philco radio as it was buzzing unduly.

Being a sensible lad, I disconnected the thing from the mains - and discovered the hard way about the storage capacity of caps when I vaporised a neat round hole in my thumb.

Re: Uncle Doug.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:42 pm
by resistorman
ef37a wrote:
resistorman wrote:Y’all are skeert by lectricty over yonder cause your volts is too high :bouncy:

On the contrary, the higher voltage incurs greater respect. It is very hard to find clear statistics but I was alarmed to find this. One in six deaths in the workplace in the US is caused by electrocution.

I would be very surprised to find it that high in uk.

Dave.

I’m sure doubling the voltage would engender more respect and caution in Americans towards electricity. We’re a sensible lot...

Re: Uncle Doug.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:12 pm
by Arpangel
resistorman wrote:
ef37a wrote:
resistorman wrote:Y’all are skeert by lectricty over yonder cause your volts is too high :bouncy:

On the contrary, the higher voltage incurs greater respect. It is very hard to find clear statistics but I was alarmed to find this. One in six deaths in the workplace in the US is caused by electrocution.

I would be very surprised to find it that high in uk.

Dave.

I’m sure doubling the voltage would engender more respect and caution in Americans towards electricity. We’re a sensible lot...

Rock 'n' Roll needs 240v not 110v that’s why they’ll always envy us, but that doesn’t explain Iggy Pop, so maybe there’s a flaw in that theory.

Re: Uncle Doug.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:33 pm
by Sam Spoons
:bouncy: :bouncy: :bouncy: