Worker Installing Cameras on Utility Poles Electrocuted, Safety Harness Prevents Escape

Earlier today, in the city of Caloocan, the Philippines, a worker installing CCTV cameras on utility poles accidentally made contact with the transformer and got zapped. The worker was attached to the pole with a “safety” harness, but because of the harness, he was having trouble dgetting out of that situation, nevermind having thousands of … Continue reading “Worker Installing Cameras on Utility Poles Electrocuted, Safety Harness Prevents Escape”

Two People, Including 7 Year Old Child Electrocuted on Boracay Island, Philippines

Two people, including a seven year old girl, were electrocuted on Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan Saturday morning. Authorities identified the fatalities as 31 year old Christina Matillano, and 7 year old Analyn Salibio. Initial reports said a live wire from an electric post tripped and hit the victims in Barangay Yapak at around 9am … Continue reading “Two People, Including 7 Year Old Child Electrocuted on Boracay Island, Philippines”

Tony Receives Medical Treatment for Electrical Burns on Arm

Remember Tony – the non-lineman who decided to fix the power outage despite not having any training, and got burned by the electric current? Best Gore member @SVilas, who sent us the original pictures of Tony’s injuries, sent a follow up video of Tony receiving medical treatment for the burns. Hey Tony, best of luck … Continue reading “Tony Receives Medical Treatment for Electrical Burns on Arm”

Man Burned by Electricity While Attempting to Restore Power

Today’s edition of Best Gore Members Rock is brought to you by Best Gore member @SVilas, whose uncle got zapped and burned by the electric current while attempting to restore power after it went out: This is Tony, a relative of mine. He lives in the border between Brazil and Paraguay. Tony was at home … Continue reading “Man Burned by Electricity While Attempting to Restore Power”

Guy Jumps from Transmission Tower, Gets Electrocuted on Smaller Pylon Below

Video from an undisclosed country depicts a man falling from a transmission tower. He gets electrocuted by landing on live wires of a smaller pylon below, before hitting the ground. I do not know if the man was a worker accidentally slipping and falling while working on the tower, or a suicidal man with a … Continue reading “Guy Jumps from Transmission Tower, Gets Electrocuted on Smaller Pylon Below”

Brazilian Man Electrocuted While Climbing Utility Pole to Get View of Dilma Rousseff

A Brazilian man climbed a utility pole to get a better view of ousted president Dilma Rousseff who was giving a speech, but touched the wrong wires and got electrocuted. The incident happened in the city of Aracaju in the northern state of Sergipe. The man who only wore shorts ignored warnings and pleas of … Continue reading “Brazilian Man Electrocuted While Climbing Utility Pole to Get View of Dilma Rousseff”

Workers Installing Road Sign Electrocuted When Sign Touches Overhead Power Lines

This video appears to be from China, and it reminded me of the other similar video from China, with very much the same outcome. The video depicts workers attempting to install a road sign. Suspended from a crane, they tried to navigate the oversized sign between live overhead power lines. The sign easily touched a … Continue reading “Workers Installing Road Sign Electrocuted When Sign Touches Overhead Power Lines”

Man Uses Tree Branch to Help Electrocuted Stranger, Pays the Price

Good Samaritan tried to help a stranger who was being electrocuted and caught fire after coming in contact with a fallen live wire, but got instantly electrocuted and lit on fire himself. He used a tree branch to attempt to get the wire off the victim. While I don’t have sufficient information as to the … Continue reading “Man Uses Tree Branch to Help Electrocuted Stranger, Pays the Price”

Three Children Electrocuted to Death While Playing Outside

In Bacabal – a city 240 km from São Luís in Maranhão, Brazil, three boys aged 6, 8 and 11 died from electric shocks on the afternoon of Wednesday March 30, 2016. According to information obtained by the Civil Police, the children were electrocuted by an electric barbwire fence a property owner put around his … Continue reading “Three Children Electrocuted to Death While Playing Outside”

Man Climbs Utility Pole in Front of Police Station and Is Electrocuted

On Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in São Cristóvão, in the North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a man named Wagner Tomé Rodrigues walked into a police station to file a complaint. After a few hours, he requested the presence of the delegate. Shortly after, he climbed out the window and onto the nearby utility … Continue reading “Man Climbs Utility Pole in Front of Police Station and Is Electrocuted”