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    Ummm......OUCHIE!!

    Wash. man electrocuted by urinating on power line

    Authorities believe a Washington man was killed by accidentally urinating on a downed power line after a car crash.
    The Associated Press


    MONTESANO, Wash. — Authorities believe a Washington man was killed by accidentally urinating on a downed power line after a car crash.
    Grays Harbor County sheriff's Deputy Dave Pimentel (PIM'-en-tel) said Monday 50-year-old Roy Messenger was not seriously hurt after he collided with a power pole Friday and called a relative to pull his car from a ditch.
    However, family members found Messenger electrocuted when they arrived.
    Pimentel says Messenger apparently urinated into a roadside ditch but didn't see the live wire. The urine stream likely served as a conductor, allowing the electricity to reach his body.
    Pimentel says there will be an autopsy but burn marks indicated the way the electricity traveled through Messenger's body.
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    Information from: KXRO-AM, http://www.kxro.com




    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...trocution.html
    Last edited by ToUtahNow; 03-02-2010, 09:36 PM. Reason: Out of respect

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    Re: Could this REALLY happen?

    no the myth busters proved it .the myth was urinating on the 3rd rail on train tracks
    the pee does not come out in a full stream but it is broken up so the electric cant make a ground

    thats what they say but i wont be doing it
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    • #3
      Re: Could this REALLY happen?

      Originally posted by HVAC HAWK View Post
      no the myth busters proved it .the myth was urinating on the 3rd rail on train tracks
      the pee does not come out in a full stream but it is broken up so the electric cant make a ground

      thats what they say but i wont be doing it
      That is on the "3rd rail". The voltage was set at 700+ volts. No where near the electromotive force of 23 thousand volts and up the distribution lines usually carry.

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      • #4
        Re: Could this REALLY happen?

        I say yes. Got any electric fences for livestock around? Go there on the next wet day with leather soled shoes and take a leak on the line.

        J.C.

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        • #5
          Re: Could this REALLY happen?

          Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
          I say yes. Got any electric fences for livestock around? Go there on the next wet day with leather soled shoes and take a leak on the line.

          J.C.
          The only electric fences with livestock around here is The D.C. jail. And I'm not dropping my pants anywhere near there

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          • #6
            Re: Could this REALLY happen?

            This just proves that if he used "the jug" he would of never been in this situation to begin with.

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            • #7
              Re: Could this REALLY happen?

              Cooked for sure on a HV transmission line.
              Guess you city boys never went to visit your sadistic rural cousins on the farm.

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