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Electricity Is Shocking

If you contact the electricity in an appliance, power cord, or power line, you could be seriously injured or killed.

  • Contact with low-voltage electricity (such as from an appliance) can cause a heart attack or muscle spasms that may lock you to the power source.

  • Contact with high-voltage electricity (such as from power lines) often blasts a person clear of the circuit, but the shock or fall can be fatal.

Protect yourself! Spend some time on this website learning about electricity, and how to stay out of its path.

 

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