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.