Electrical Burns

Electricity is both our friend and enemy. It is our friend if we are aware of its dangers and know how to handle it properly. When working with electricity, safety is of utmost important. The best defence is always when its not there. Always ensure that working on a live equipment should be avoided. If this is not possible, then safety procedure should be in-placed before proceeding to work on live equipment.

Electricity is our enemy if don't know what we are doing. If we are not qualified to do works related to electricity, do not even think going near it.

To illustrate the dangers of electricity, here are some incidents of electrical burns proving that electricity could endanger our lives.

Electrical Burn on Hand and Arm

Electrical Burn on Hand and Arm

Electrical Burn on Arm

Electrical Burn on Arm

Fresh Electrical Burns

Fresh Electrical Burns

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About the Author

Ver Pangonilo

A Filipino Engineer, Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) – Australia and Professional Electrical Engineer (PEE) – Philippines with extensive experience in concept select, front-end engineering, HV & LV detail design, construction and commissioning of Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Area electrical installations in water and waste water pipeline and pumping facilities, offshore platforms, hydrocarbon process plants and pipelines including related facilities. Hazardous area classification and design certification (UEENEEM015B, UEENEEM016B, UEENEEM017B).

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