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Electrician saved by wrist watch

November 24, 2009 | Comment icon 6 comments



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An electrician who was connecting a high voltage switch was hit with 11,000 volts but survived because he was wearing a metal wristwatch. Even so he spent several days in intensive care with burns to 20 percent of his body.
An electrician has revealed that his wristwatch might have saved his life after he was hit with 11,000 volts while working. Steve Edwards, 51, spent five days in intensive care being treated for burns to his face, chest, neck and arms after the horrific incident.


Source: Daily Mail | Comments (6)


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Comment icon #1 Posted by psyche101 13 years ago
I wonder why he thinks his watch saved him? In most cases it is watches and wedding rings that cause electrocution. Unless the conductor came into contact with his watch, and earth at the same time, I have no idea why he thinks the watch did any more than conduct electricity. Strange one that.
Comment icon #2 Posted by kobolds 13 years ago
I wonder why he thinks his watch saved him? In most cases it is watches and wedding rings that cause electrocution. Unless the conductor came into contact with his watch, and earth at the same time, I have no idea why he thinks the watch did any more than conduct electricity. Strange one that. so do i. perhaps the volt do more damage to his brain
Comment icon #3 Posted by Beckys_Mom 13 years ago
Saved in the nick of time.....LOL
Comment icon #4 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: 13 years ago
Saved in the nick of time.....LOL Definitely! I guess it wasn't his time to go... And the puns go on
Comment icon #5 Posted by kurethmu 13 years ago
How did the watch save him exactly? Maybe wear some kinda rubber suit next time.
Comment icon #6 Posted by behaviour??? 13 years ago
So lucky kids....


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