How safe is that wood utility pole in your backyard?

Posted on: October 10th, 2017 by Jeffrey Feldman No Comments

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

Daredevil sports like BASE jumping pose electrocution risks

Posted on: October 2nd, 2017 by Jeffrey Feldman No Comments

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

Are underground power lines better for hurricane safety?

Posted on: September 25th, 2017 by Jeffrey Feldman No Comments

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

Hurricane Harvey electrocution is a lesson in flood safety

Posted on: September 14th, 2017 by Jeffrey Feldman No Comments

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

Adults are key to keeping toddlers safe from electric shock injury

Posted on: September 1st, 2017 by Jeffrey Feldman No Comments

An 11-month-old boy’s electric shock injury from exposed apartment wires is a reminder of how critical adult supervision is

How safe is a 3-prong to 2-prong grounded plug adapter?

Posted on: August 24th, 2017 by Jeffrey Feldman No Comments

Don’t go for this cheap, easy fix. A grounded plug adapter will not protect against an ungrounded electrical box or a faulty appliance, and can lead to electrocution and electrical shock injury

3 Boy Scouts dead from lack of vertical power line clearance

Posted on: August 17th, 2017 by Jeffrey Feldman No Comments

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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