Investigation of a Near Fatal Electrocution

This week Dr Robert Brown discussed with counsel a case where a young man whilst connecting a monitor to a computer base system experienced a severe electric shock which caused muscle spasms and near fatal electrocution.
The case centred on a cable used in a power distribution system. The inner conductors of the cable had been stretched and one of the conductors had become detached. Moreover, the earth system for the desk on which the computer was located was found to be wrongly connected and therefore when the young man touched both the cable and the desk, he became the earth conductor through which live energy started to flow.
This case is now focussing on electrical testing regimes of the parent company of the computer. The case continues

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