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  marinas more dangerous than storms
  Posted by: willowleaf on Jul-05-11 11:28 AM (EST)

Personally, I am more concerned about electrocution hazards around docks and marinas than I am about lightning.

Being a career electrician and electrical inspector, I cringe at the wiring installations and jerry rigging I see around shoreline structures and powered boats and am very leery of metal docks, particularly in fresh water. There has been suspicion that more drowning deaths occur due to electrical faults around these facilities than are officially accounted for. This is because it is difficult to substantiate that a drowning only occurred because the victim was immobilized by stray currents.

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