This short story can now be looked back on, and laughed about, but at the time I was not very amused!
A Philips G11 had come in for repair, the set was put on to the bench, job ticket was read (cant remember what the fault was) and the set was switched on. Yes the set had ‘whatever’ the fault was. I turned off the TV. I do remember that I needed to remove the line output PCB from the set. Those that know the G11 chassis will know EHT lead could be removed from the transformer end. So the CRT was discharged in the normal way, the locking collar was undone and the EHT lead withdrawn from the transformer body, I then moved the lead well away so I could continue to disconnect the rest of the PCB. What I did not realise was that while my head was inside the set to release the PCB clips, the EHT lead was slowly making its way back to its original position until it was close enough and you can all guess what happened next!! ZAP, the CRT had recovered from it’s discharging and several thousand volts hit right on the chin!!
After this event the discharge probe was always left connected during repairs of this type and not removed until the set was ready to be tested.