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Electrocutions & Shock Injuries: the Basics of Human Electrical Exposures

By Kenneth J. Kutchek, P.E., C.F.E.I.
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In this article, electrical engineer, Kenneth Kutchek, P.E. provides an introduction to electrocutions and electric shock injuries. His discussion includes the basic principles of electricity,…

Utility Line Contact Shock Injury Investigation

By Les Winter, P.E.
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In this case a construction laborer working on scaffolding was injured when an object he was holding contacted an electrical utility wire. The worker was shocked and fell to the ground below. This…

Electrical Shock Injuries: Typical Causes of Electrical Exposure

By Les Winter, P.E.
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In this article electrical engineer, Les Winter, P.E., provides an introduction to the most common causes of electrical shock injuries that occur in domestic, commercial, industrial, and construction…

Electrical Equipment Safety

By James M. Orosz, P.E.
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In this article, Electrical Engineer, Jim Orosz, P.E. discusses the various ways that the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) prescribes the placement of electrical lines and equipment to help…

Tree Care - Expert Diagram on Hazard Tree Identification

By Robson Forensic
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In this article, the tree experts at Robson Forensic address some of the relevant issues in tree-related litigation. He discusses physical signs that indicate a tree may be failing, industry specific…

Electrical Shock Injuries & the Fundamentals of Electricity

By James M. Orosz, P.E.
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In this article, electrical engineer, Jim Orosz, P.E., provides an introduction to the basics of electricity. He discusses voltage, resistance, current, and how each variable affects the injury…

Electric Utility Poles: Overhead Line Safety

By James M. Orosz, P.E.
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In this article, Electrical Engineer, Jim Orosz, P.E. discusses the basics of safety as they relate to overhead utility lines, including a diagram of a typical joint pole layout. Overhead Line Safety…