The Case of the Mysterious Construction Site Electrocution

Missing ground and short circuit from an energized phase conductor lead to “hot” metal surfaces and deadly cocktail for one unlucky construction worker.

Every forensic investigation is different — different facts, new victims, etc. But the premise upon which most electrical injuries and deaths occur are typically based on the same principles.

For electrical contact to occur, there must be two failures that happen concurrently. The first is often invisible — failure of electrical protection. In many cases, that means that the silent and invisible ground protection has ceased to exist. A missing or broken ground wire is often th

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