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!

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