Tag Archives: electrocution

Adults are key to keeping toddlers safe from electric shock injury

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

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

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

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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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Guitar-microphone electrocution is nothing to sing about

If a venue’s circuits are faulty or unbalanced, the amp isn’t in working order or you’re performing barefoot, you’re at risk for guitar-microphone electrocution

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Cellphone electrocution is real and dangerous

A 14-year-old recently died from electrocution by a cellphone. Here’s what can be learned from it

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A downed wire can still kill you — even if you don’t touch it

If a downed wire is on or touching the ground or resting on a vehicle, the ripple effect of ‘step potential’ puts you within rings of danger and death

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6,300 electric ranges recalled after plumber is electrocuted

A manufacturing defect on the grounding strap can cause the stove to become energized, posing electric shock and electrocution hazards

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Not cool: DIY air conditioner repair is never a good idea

Trying your hand at DIY air conditioner repair means electrocution risk — as well as electrical fires, warranty voidance and other costly errors

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Better downed power line detection is not a fantasy request

Power companies can better monitor for downed power lines. If they already did this, two Texas brothers never would have been electrocuted

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