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Old 11-16-2011, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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Police say the unidentified man was hanging lights on a tree when he touched live power lines.
Scary stuff. At what point does someone say, "Gee, this ladder is getting a little close to the power lines?"
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:49 AM
 
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Okay that picture is funny because it looks like the guy -- pretty much just put the ladder on the power lines..

The last day of both hydraulics class and mechanical power transmission were dedicated to safety. My professor would put up pictures of dumb stuff people did...this looks like a picture he would show.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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I had to switch computers to see the video clearly and I couldn't believe where the ladder was placed. That's going to be one heckuva bill at NCMC. Hopefully the landscaper had workers comp.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Wallens Ridge
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I just hope it wasn't one of our beloved Pequa gang members.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:45 AM
 
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No..we are all safe. Don't you understand we don't do that work ourselves..we hire illegals generally...or better yet unemployed Suffolkians and illiterates from out of state.
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:34 AM
 
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theres a reason why lipa lines are higher than cable and verizon: so do it yourselfers go right for the closest line.
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:49 AM
 
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I'm so upset that I can't see the video of him getting shocked 30 feet in the air. I would pay for that.
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:30 PM
 
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No..we are all safe. Don't you understand we don't do that work ourselves..we hire illegals generally...or better yet unemployed Suffolkians and illiterates from out of state.
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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could not view the video because I have fios and we don't get news 12. Oh well I am sure it was a sight to see.
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Massapequa Park
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No..we are all safe. Don't you understand we don't do that work ourselves..we hire illegals generally...or better yet unemployed Suffolkians and illiterates from out of state.
LOL. Was the landscaper in question here illegally?
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