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Besoeker3

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UK
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Electrical Engineer
Not quite what/where you mean.
Safety here in UK is the most stringent than anywhere else I know.
 

Sahib

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Location
India
I think either the structure Is not grounded or the line he is holding is from a ungrounded source.
 

Sahib

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Location
India
Anyway, it may be dangerous: any person touching the structure during the time of arc may receive a shock.
 

Sahib

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Location
India
132kv is not likely to be from an ungrounded source. Most likely he is standing in an insulated bucket from a truck.
The cable he was holding does not look like the wand used to neutralize the potential difference between him and the overhead lines in that case.
Does it?
 

Sahib

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Location
India
Well, mbrooke, the picture is now clear. They are hot line workers in the overhead bucket. As a routine, they should neutralize the potential difference between them and the live lines due to residual charges on the latter before commencing their hotline work. One man does it in the video and lights up a cigarette in the process.
 

mbrooke

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Location
United States
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Technician
Well, mbrooke, the picture is now clear. They are hot line workers in the overhead bucket. As a routine, they should neutralize the potential difference between them and the live lines due to residual charges on the latter before commencing their hotline work. One man does it in the video and lights up a cigarette in the process.

Yup, not safe or smart.
 
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