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Summary of Accidents #148953
05/22/03 12:52 AM
05/22/03 12:52 AM
Trumpy  Offline
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,231
SI,New Zealand
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
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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Re: Summary of Accidents #148954
05/24/03 11:21 PM
05/24/03 11:21 PM
Trumpy  Offline
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,231
SI,New Zealand
Has anyone had a look?.

Re: Summary of Accidents #148955
05/25/03 01:28 AM
05/25/03 01:28 AM
Bjarney  Offline
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 2,527
West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
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.

[This message has been edited by Bjarney (edited 05-26-2003).]


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