The Case of the Floating Dock

Cavallaro, John
July 2010
EC&M Electrical Construction & Maintenance;Jul2010, Vol. 109 Issue 7, p8
Trade Publication
Case Study
The article presents a case study involving a grandfather and his grandson who headed out to enjoy the warm waters of Lake Waccamaw in North Carolina. It notes that the grandfather felt an electric shock go up his arm and advised children who joined them playing under the dock to get out of the water. As he assessed the situation, he saw a child floating face down in the water. Investigation revealed that electrocution was the cause of a child's death.

Tags: CASE studies;  ELECTROCUTION;  DEATH -- Causes;  DRY docks;  PARKS -- North Carolina


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