Rescue of Worker Electrocuted While Fixing a Billboard in El Salvador

An amateur video captured the rescue of a worker who was electrocuted while fixing a billboard atop a shop in Los Próceres, El Salvador. Two men received electricity shocks while working on that rooftop, their names were Rafael Antonio Cañas and Marvin García. The video captured the extraction of one of them. Both men are … Continue reading “Rescue of Worker Electrocuted While Fixing a Billboard in El Salvador”

Fatal Lightning Strike in Brazil Captured in Photos

On Monday 13 January 2013 a group of day tourists from the city of Ribeirão Pires, São Paulo Brazil, were swimming at Guaruja, São Paulo, when an approaching thunderstorm caused them to leave the water. A 36 year old woman returned to the shallows to escort a child back to shore when a lightning bolt … Continue reading “Fatal Lightning Strike in Brazil Captured in Photos”

Man Decapitated by High Voltage Wires

I have tried to find any news reports on this incident to have some sort of official explanation as what exactly happened to this man. I’m not sure which country this is, but I was thinking anywhere from Indonesia to the Philippines is likely. From the pictures it is clear that he has been electrocuted. … Continue reading “Man Decapitated by High Voltage Wires”

Rescue of Worker Electrocuted Atop Transmission Pylon in Argentina

On August 8, 2010 an employee of an Argentinean electric company died after he was electrocuted by 150,000 Volts of raw power. The worker was atop a transmission pylon, doing a routine work on a transformer – a job he’s done hundreds of times without any issues, but something’s gone wrong that day and the … Continue reading “Rescue of Worker Electrocuted Atop Transmission Pylon in Argentina”

Distraught Man on High Voltage Power Lines Gets a Jolt

An old classic from east LA, California. A distraught, topless man, probably high on drugs balanced 40 feet above ground on high voltage power lines. Rescue workers came to try to get him down safely but the man wasn’t himself and yelled that he wanted to die. The drama came to an end after the … Continue reading “Distraught Man on High Voltage Power Lines Gets a Jolt”

Young Woman Tortured, Stabbed and Electrocuted by Break-In Assailant

30 year old, young looking woman was brutally beaten, tortured and murdered by an assailant who broke into her home. The assailant put plastic bag over the woman’s head to suffocate her but also possibly to mute her screams, tied her hands with copper wiring and plugged the other end into the power outlet to … Continue reading “Young Woman Tortured, Stabbed and Electrocuted by Break-In Assailant”

Emmure Singer Frankie Palmeri Electrocuted During Live Show in Moscow

Emmure is a deathcore band from Queens, New York. On May 7, 2013 while performing live in Moscow, Russia, the band’s frontman Frankie Palmeri was electrocuted, seized up and fell on stage. As can be seen from the video, the guy who tried to help him received a jolt as well. The electroshock was powerful … Continue reading “Emmure Singer Frankie Palmeri Electrocuted During Live Show in Moscow”

Electrician Working on Live Installation Fried by Arc Flash

According to Electrical Safety Authority, 53% of electrical incidents causing injury or death are from working on live electrical installations. 39% of critical injuries involved burns from an arc. This CCTV video shows an electrician working on a live panel, messing something up and getting fried by an arc flash. It was quite a spark … Continue reading “Electrician Working on Live Installation Fried by Arc Flash”

Thief Stealing Overhead Power Lines Dies Electrocuted on a Utility Pole

Considering the level of grief and despair thieves cause, they are nowhere near severely enough punished. In the Middle East they are, where they cut hands of thieves off. But here in the west and in most other parts of the world they’re not. Imagine how much grief a thief stealing overhead power lines causes. … Continue reading “Thief Stealing Overhead Power Lines Dies Electrocuted on a Utility Pole”

Chilean Man Climbs a Transmission Tower, Gets Electrocuted

It is unclear why the man climbed a high voltage electrical transmission tower, but it’s possible that he had suicidal tendencies. Although he could have just easily been on drugs or otherwise “disconnected”. Obviously, touching live power lines is a sure and fast way to get “reconnected”. Best Gore member @tonces who previously taught me … Continue reading “Chilean Man Climbs a Transmission Tower, Gets Electrocuted”