Tag Archives: electrocution

What’s the difference between electrocution vs shock?

An experienced electrocution lawyer explains the difference between electrocution vs shock and the different medical and legal implications

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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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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 could Whitefish Energy, a 2-man utility firm, safely bring power back to Puerto Rico?

When Whitefish Energy was awarded $300M to restore Puerto Rico’s power, critics fumed over how the deal landed. The electrocution safety violation risks are even more troubling

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Why get a second opinion on an electrocution case?

An electrocution death is very different from other wrongful death claims. Your lawyer must have experience with electrocution lawsuits, know the field know-how to prove the case

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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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Daredevil sports like BASE jumping pose electrocution risks

They’re exciting to watch, but BASE jumping and paragliding can put participants in contact with power lines, leading to electrocution and death

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Are underground power lines better for hurricane safety?

Underground power lines will keep you more safe from high winds and flying dangerous debris, but underground lines can still be damaged in floods and storm surges

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Hurricane Harvey electrocution is a lesson in flood safety

A Houston man’s Hurricane Harvey electrocution when attempting to save his sister’s cat shows how electrical dangers go unseen in floodwaters

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