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The strangest thing I ever found was my hand inside a live 3-phase distribution panel, touching the 'blue' phase :tearsofjoy:

Long story short, when I was an electrical apprentice back in the late 80s, and health and safety being a LOT different back then, we use to do a lot of commercial and industrial electrics which had to be done 'live' on some sites as production lines could not be shut down.

We were working in a textile factory in Peterborough one day and I had to do some work on the 3-pase (415V) dissie board. There was some racking in front of the panel that I had to get on to get into the electrics. As the racking had wooden boards that I was kneeling on, and wood being an insulator, I was not too worried about it. Unfortunately for me, like a dingbat I rested my chin on the METAL framework of the racking, just before I reached into the electric board and just glanced my right hand on the 'blue' phase busbar.

Didn't half make my teeth chatter as 240V went through my hand, up my arm and to the metal framework via my jaw.

Sooooo funny now looking backl :mask:
Hey, not Peterborough, England, by any chance...?
 

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Does anybody here have the feeling that Ben may have accidentally found Richard III's Lunchbox ? Queen Victoria's bowling ball ?
 
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Hey, not Peterborough, England, by any chance...?
The very same. Born and raised in Peterborough (Stanground, Paston, The Ortons and Newborough) before joining the military. Kinda lost my way after that and ended up in Luton :tearsofjoy: Use to work for an electrical company based in Fengate industrial area.
 

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Most here already know about the occasional apported items I’ve found , so I won’t repeat that. I once found a good size bag of pot laying in the parking lot at the job. I was afraid to leave it because I didn’t want one of the juveniles we housed to get ahold of it and I didn’t want to touch it for fear of being caught with it lol. After a few min of thought I picked it up and took it to the sheriff dept. they chuckled and said it looked like good stuff and somebody was going to be upset.
 
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The very same. Born and raised in Peterborough (Stanground, Paston, The Ortons and Newborough) before joining the military. Kinda lost my way after that and ended up in Luton :tearsofjoy: Use to work for an electrical company based in Fengate industrial area.
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The very same. Born and raised in Peterborough (Stanground, Paston, The Ortons and Newborough) before joining the military. Kinda lost my way after that and ended up in Luton :tearsofjoy: Use to work for an electrical company based in Fengate industrial area.
Well, what are the odds of that? I was born and raised in Peterborough (around Central Park area, Millfield, Bretton) worked in off-licences and as a security guard then more offys (sometimes in Orton or Fengate). Lost my way after that but didn't end up in Luton! I'm still loafing around in Peterborough.
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Well, what are the odds of that? I was born and raised in Peterborough (around Central Park area, Millfield, Bretton) worked in off-licences and as a security guard then more offys (sometimes in Orton or Fengate). Lost my way after that but didn't end up in Luton! I'm still loafing around in Peterborough.
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I know going off-topic a little, but do you remember the firework truck explosion on Fengate? 800Kg of fireworks exploded in a truck that caught fire and stopped in Vibropant's yard back in 1989. Our electrical company were one of first on the scene after to make a number of businesses electricals safe following the bang. Turned Fengate into a warzone scene........
 
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