The Case of the  Non-Electric Sign Electrocution

The Case of the Non-Electric Sign Electrocution

Worker installing an elevated non-electric advertising sign is electrocuted by an arc from nearby power line, and coworker suffers serious injuries.


When a four-man crew took on the installation of two non-electric advertising signs for an automobile repair shop, the threat of electrical hazards seemed virtually nonexistent. Ironically, though, it was electricity that ultimately turned the day into a tragedy — only two workers walked away from the job unscathed, a third suffered serious injuries, and a fourth lost his life.

Setting the stage

During the process of putting up two non-electric advertis

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