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Old December 8th 10, 08:54 PM posted to uk.railway,uk.d-i-y
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On Dec 6, 2:18*pm, Bruce wrote:
Bob Martin wrote:
in 1119577 20101205 084818 Bruce wrote:


On the question of voltage, a relative of mine was killed by an
electric shock from a 12 volt car battery. *He had no underlying
health condition. *:-(


I can believe that. *The worst shock I had was from 28 volts in an RAF
servicing bay (and I've had quite a few from the mains).


It was raining heavily. *His car wouldn't start and he flattened the
battery. *He told his wife he was going to put the battery on charge.
He had opened the bonnet and removed the battery clamp. *No-one knows
exactly what happened next but it is assumed that he had wet hands and
was electrocuted from the battery terminals.


There's a case of a milkman electrocuted by his milk float (24V).
As they commonly did at the time when they still used to service
most households, he would move it forward a bit at a time by stepping
half in and pressing the pedal. The bloke slipped and fell under it,
trapped but not such that this was going to kill him. However, he
was trapped in contact with the battery voltage for some time, and
died as a result of the prolonged low voltage contact before they
could get him out.

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On Dec 6, 2:18 pm, Bruce wrote:
Bob Martin wrote:
in 1119577 20101205 084818 Bruce wrote:


On the question of voltage, a relative of mine was killed by an
electric shock from a 12 volt car battery. He had no underlying
health condition. :-(


I can believe that. The worst shock I had was from 28 volts in an
RAF
servicing bay (and I've had quite a few from the mains).


It was raining heavily. His car wouldn't start and he flattened the
battery. He told his wife he was going to put the battery on
charge.
He had opened the bonnet and removed the battery clamp. No-one
knows
exactly what happened next but it is assumed that he had wet hands
and
was electrocuted from the battery terminals.


There's a case of a milkman electrocuted by his milk float (24V).
As they commonly did at the time when they still used to service
most households, he would move it forward a bit at a time by
stepping
half in and pressing the pedal. The bloke slipped and fell under it,
trapped but not such that this was going to kill him. However, he
was trapped in contact with the battery voltage for some time, and
died as a result of the prolonged low voltage contact before they
could get him out.

--

Shocking!!

Envo




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