At the fall 2006 Mississippi Fire Investigator's Association Seminar, Entergy of Mississippi presented their Distribution Line Safety Arc & Spark Safety show. Distribution line accidents are often fatal. I didn't have my expensive digital camera with an external flash. It was not easy to anticipate when the arc was going to occur, and I missed a lot of great photographs waiting on the flash of my point-and-shoot to charge because I fire too soon. Never the less, I did manage to get a few pictures.
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Entergy Distribution Safety Officer, Mr. Jesse Slaven,
is wearing his Personal Protective Equipment for the Demonstration.
When a Downed Distribution Line comes in contact with a Metal
Fence, not a lot happens - until someone contacts the Fence!