VIDEO - I Didn’t Want to Die!

Anthony Capkun
August 28, 2015
August 28, 2015* - “Is she still gonna love me? I’m not the same guy she married,” thought powerline worker Paul Hebert of his newlywed, Lorraine, as he finally returned home from the hospital after suffering the explosive wrath of 14,400 volts on a cold winter day. But that was just the start of his terrible journey...

Proudly brought to you by ESPS Electrical Safety Program Solutions Inc., this is the story of a man with a broken body whose indomitable spirit drives him to share his near-death experience, so you can better understand the horror and humiliation that befalls both survivors of electrical shock and their families. Pray it’s never you.

* Originally published December 2012


+2 #1 Jim Archer 2012-11-14 18:20
Everyday our electrical workers are exposed to some degree of danger. It is as Paul said we all must take responsibility for our own safety and leave nothing to chance yet no matter what you do a mistake of others can compromise your safety and life.
Check double check and if necessary triple check. I appreciated the training manuals from Ontario Hydro years ago and never gave up reading them over and over.
But the best training I received was that of older electricians to have a deep respect for electricity and what it can do. Folks remember this, you as an individual are responsible for your own safety. The information you have been given only works for you when you apply it. Have safe and wonderful career.

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