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

Jarratt RMA robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com
Wed Aug 26 00:41:24 CDT 2015

As a child I remember getting a shock from a fridge and being "thrown"
across the room into the wall opposite. I really did crash into the
wall quite hard, so I can imagine it being very easy for the shock to
cause other injuries.



On 26/08/2015, tony duell <ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>> 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
> (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....
> -tony

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