Job of the day: High-Voltage Power Cable Inspector

This guys sure does have a serious pair of humongous balls to do this for a living. I don’t know about you, but even for a few hundred k’s per year, I wouldn’t even want this job.

His suit is 75% Nomex to prevent him from catching on fire and 25% stainless steel thread, which creates a faraday cage around him that pumps about a half a million volts around him at all times. The steel allows the electricity to flow around the outside of his suit, completing a circuit, but none of it touches him.

[Via Gizmodo]

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8 Responses to Job of the day: High-Voltage Power Cable Inspector

  1. That's fantastic, would be such a cool job in decent climates, probably not so enjoyable over here in the UK with our weather!

  2. Damn that pilot has the skills.

    I'd love that job. You get to ride shotgun on a helicopter and get a kickass view. Where do I sign up?!