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Downed live power line causes Detroit woman’s electrocution

DTE had put up “caution tape” after Metro Detroit wind storm, but could fatal contact with live power line have been prevented if utility had cut electricity or stationed “wire down” personnel to guard the public?

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Concerned citizens are bulwark against electrocution

After a twice-fallen power line nearly electrocutes a mail carrier, a concerned citizen reaches out to an electrocution lawyer for safety advice The best way to protect ourselves from electrocution and electrical shock injuries caused by downed and negligently maintained power lines is us. It’s everyday people. Friends and neighbors and people with the willingness […]

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How utility may be responsible in California wildfires

A closer look at the utility company serving Northern California and California Wine Country shows the dangers that may have played a role in setting the Northern California wildfires in motion

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How safe is that wood utility pole in your backyard?

A wood utility pole is supposed to last between 50 and 60 years assuming routine maintenance. But when it’s not inspected regularly or timely replaced, electrocution risk increases

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3 Boy Scouts dead from lack of vertical power line clearance

A day on the lake turns deadly when a catamaran mast hits a power line. It’s a tragic reminder that vertical power line clearance must always be maintained to avoid electrocution

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How dangerous do electrical power line workers have it?

Every day, power line workers risk electrocution, falling and strangulation. It’s no wonder they’ve made the list of most on-the-job fatalities in the U.S.

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