Tag Archives: electrical injury

How a failed electrical connector causes a downed power line

Responding to concerned reader, electrocution lawyer cites study that 58% of equipment-failure “wire down” outages are caused by a failed electrical conductor

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Are people being electrocuted by common consumer goods?

Electrocutions killed 60 people per year from 2004-2013; 90% of electrocuted victims were men; most common product category was ‘large’ household appliances

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Lightning storm safety: ‘When thunder roars, go indoors’

25 million lightning strikes occur each year. Don’t stay out in the open when lightning storms happen. Here’s what to do and where to go when inside the house

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Smartphone charging at night dangerous if you’re too close

A sleeping man survived a freak smartphone charger electrical injury. Learn from him why safety means being better off counting sheep than your blessings

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