The effects of an electric shock can range from minor to far more serious and debilitating consequences.
While electricity is a useful commodity, it is also dangerous, and every year thousands of people suffer injury by electric shock.
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These are usually felt in the hands, feet, arms and/or legs. They are the side effects of having an electrical charge running through the body. The shock does not have to be extreme, even a small electric shock can cause injury to internal organs.
These occur when performing electrical tasks above ground level, usually when on a ladder. A person can receive an electric shock and fall or be propelled from the ladder. This can cause physical injury from the fall together with injury from the electric shock itself.
Electric shocks can cause two types of burns. The first is an electrical burn and the second is a thermal burn which is caused by the arc flash and blast.
Electrocution is one of the most serious of injuries and can often be fatal.
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