September 24, 2008 | Mark Paradies

Zapped While Stealing Copper Wire

Here’s the start of an article from London Times:

A man was killed trying to steal a copper cable which was carrying 11,000 volts, an inquest heard today.

“Kirk John Thompson was electrocuted at the derelict Panteg steelworks, in Pontypool, South Wales, when his bolt croppers pierced the plastic coating of a cable still connected to the National Grid.

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