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#148953 - 05/22/03 01:52 AM Summary of Accidents  
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Over here in NZ, the Energy Safety Service is responsible for safety pertaining to Electrical and Gas Installations.
They occassionally release a document called the Summary of Electrical Accidents.
It can be downloaded at www.ess.govt.nz/safety/pdf/summary_of_accidents_2001.pdf
This document is a PDF file, but it is well worth a read,I feel, as it shows (sometimes silly) mistakes made by people that perhaps should know better, over here. [Linked Image]
There are also gas accidents in this document as well, some of which would make your hair stand on end.
Tell us what you think.......

[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 05-25-2003).]


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#148954 - 05/25/03 12:21 AM Re: Summary of Accidents  
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Has anyone had a look?.


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#148955 - 05/25/03 02:28 AM Re: Summary of Accidents  
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One aspect seems consistent with North American concerns.

For roughly 100 years in low-voltage [<1kV] situations, the primary electrical hazard was almost universally considered electric shock. In most regions over the recent decades, arc-flash problems are increasingly getting their due in occupational training and accident investigation.




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