Originally Posted by kosmokramer
Company is trying to blame the operator. I'm trying to focus it on his inexperience and the company not properly informing him of low wires
Is this guy you? Just had to ask.
Whenever anything heavy duty comes in to play it is up to the person using it and who ever they work for to have a brief on the dangers and awareness of the surroundings.
Many years ago a friend of mine who was a helicopter pilot crashed into a string of power lines. The lines hit the top of the main rotor blades. The helicopter went out of control and plunged to the earth. Everybody died. He was giving an area familiarization ride to a new pilot and he was a seasoned pilot.
He didn't know of the new addition of the power lines. His company might have but didn't tell him. Sad all around.