Electrical Accidents


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Electrical Accidents
Electrical Accidents
A-1 Accident Incidence Every year, about 12,000 electrical accidents to human being or animal lives are reported in the country. The situation is more grave as a significant number of accidents are not reported. Sections 53, 73(c), 161 of the Electricity Act 2003 provide the safety requirements for construction, operation and maintenance electric plants and lines, and reporting of accidents and inquiry of accident. Electric shock can cause muscle spasms, weakness, shallow breathing, rapid pulse, severe burns, unconsciousness, or death. Major cause of accidents are: Non-adherence to specified procedure/practice of construction and maintenance of distribution system Lac…
Citation
Amarjit Singh Pabla: Electric Power Distribution, Sixth edition. Electrical Accidents, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2011), AccessEngineering Export