Electrical Safety. Lineman survives 19,000V shock


Joined Sep 21, 2010
From what i can remember as a linesman its 33Kv betwean phases & about 19Kv betwean 1 phase & earth, which is what he was doing. Very lucky indeed.


Joined Dec 22, 2010
And that, kiddos, is why we don't play around power lines.
well, not that case specifically, because he lived, but you get the point
I could never be a lineman, waaaay too high stress for me, im slightly scared of a little 180V dc-dc converter...
And 19000 volts straight through the chest, its a miracle his heart wasn't simply vaporized :eek:


Joined Feb 4, 2008
Voltages doesn't go through you, c'mon now, it's the current that'll get you...
Yeah, that is because I said the leather gloves he was wearing helped. The current through his body was reduced by their high electrical resistance.