Drive is broke...

Jraef

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A Sawzall... to move a grill out to clean it... What is WRONG with people?

I've had people forget to unplug a twistlock plug on a machine thing that was on wheels and rip the receptacle out of the wall (more than once) and I've had someone damage a 1200A breaker handle by using a hammer on it to turn the breaker off (that's fun). But hacking a gas line with a Sawzall... that's deserving of a Darwin award, right along with someone I know of who spilled gasoline on a driveway, so he lit it on fire in order to clean it up quicker.
 

Jraef

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New one came in today from one of my guys in the field. Not as funny, but I got a kick out of the enginuity. MCC in a trailer at a rock plant. There is a 300HP VFD in the MCC, which puts out a lot of heat into the room. Because it was built pre-NFPA 70E, they use the same trailer for lunch breaks, so the heat from that drive was apparently too much for them, and they came up with this...

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The orange paint is I think so they don't smack their heads on it.
 
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gadfly56

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New Jersey
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Professional Engineer, Fire & Life Safety
New one came in today from one of my guys in the field. Not as funny, but I got a kick out of the enginuity. MCC in a trailer at a rock plant. There is a 300HP VFD in the MCC, which puts out a lot of heat into the room. Because it was built pre-NFPA 70E, they use the same trailer for lunch breaks, so the heat from that drive was apparently too much for them, and they came up with this...

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The orange paint is I think so they don't smack their heads on it.
Forget the orange paint, they should just leave the blood on it as a warning.
 

PaulMmn

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Union, KY, USA
re: bloody warnings-- there was a wood shop that had a few accidents-- on the top of the cable saw are 2 spray-painted outlines of hands, each missing a finger. One labeled "Red," one "Lefty."
 
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