An accident waiting to happen

By Craig Johnson; posted March 3, 2002

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I found this lone pole near the reservoir on Seattle's Capitol Hill. It's just waiting for the next lightning strike to nail it. That fuse might blow when the bolt hits, but a trillion volts worth of lightning isn't going to be stopped by a measly 12" gap in a fried fuse. You can probably kiss that transformer and everything on its secondary goodbye. Crack! Pow!!!!