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Burns. 1993 Oct;19(5):441-3.

Electrical burn injuries of workers using portable aluminium ladders near overhead power lines.

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Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville.

Abstract

The use of aluminium ladders around high voltage power lines has resulted in a significant number of electrical injuries and electrocutions. Workers often misjudge wire distances or lose control of fully extended ladders, thereby exposing themselves to electrocution hazard. High-voltage electrical burns of two workers using an aluminium ladder that contacted a high voltage power line are reported. The circumstances surrounding the injury, the clinical management of the case, and the methods of prevention are presented and discussed.

PMID:
8105800
DOI:
10.1016/0305-4179(93)90072-g
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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