Re: Boy Scouts electrocuted in deadly Texas boating accident

On 08/08/2017 07:07 PM, Michael Moroney wrote:

Hello, and your story, while tragic, isn't anything new. There's a number of instances over the decades where a metallic conductor (antenna mast, etc) from a ground vehicle came into contact with an overhead medium voltage distribution line and people were either killed or seriously injured. In some instances where the vehicle was insulated from earth via its tires the occupant(s) was able to jump clear of the vehicle and survive. Given that many of today's MV lines on utility poles have line-to-earth potentials of 19 kV or higher, maintaining a safe clearance distance can't be overstated. Sincerely,
J. B. Wood e-mail: arl

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