Have`nt managed to contact any of them yet, but apparently it was a smallish private "do" so who knows WHO was allowed to do the wiring.Hugh Robjohns wrote:You're right. The important message is what can happen, not the detail of voltages.
But who on earth managed to mis-wire the mains supplies so utterly incompetently, and are they still in business, or banged up in prison for attempted manslaughter?
I agree with you 100% - hopefully the survivors are now carrying their OWN safety kit, like I have for years!
The only thing I can think of here is that somehow they wound up being on 2 different phases at the same time, but surely an RDF would have seen this immediately and killed the power? The idea that anyone would hook up a temporary 3 phase supply without automatically fitting some sort of safety devices (particularly with the weeather we have been having recently) makes me shudder.