A tale of woe, including carelessness, stupidity and laziness....

tony duell ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Wed Aug 26 00:02:55 CDT 2015

> Remember that most injuries associated with electric shock are secondary -
> that is, the real damage often occurs when the individual recoils from the
> shock, jamming their hands into even worse places in the equipment - like
> rotating assemblies. And then there's the innocent guy behind you, who gets
> knocked into his equipment, when you jump back.

An obvious example of this is the the charge stored on the 'capacitor' of a CRT
(the capacitor being formed by the final anode coating inside the glass flare and
the coating on the outside) is not likely to be lethal for most people. But it will
you jump, you will then either drop the CRT (if you are carrying it) or jerk back
and break the CRT with whatever tool you are holding. And then the CRT 
implodes, you get showered in glass....


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