And they were wondering why I was frog-walking through a Substation
by Bruce Bergman
After all, it was "Only" 34.5KV 3Ph on busbars along the ceiling and dropping into the transformer Primary insulators like that, and the Lineman giggled a bit - And I read back to him their Motto.
"A Lineman's Pencil has No Eraser."
You usually don't get a second chance to go back and try that again, when the first time you get yourself in the wrong place around energized gear you're dead.
So when they think they built it safe enough to walk upright (wave your arms even) and you're out of Flashover range, I'm going to give it an extra foot or two of clearance just for shits and giggles. Because I DO know what can happen.