Handbook of Electrical Hazards and Accidents

Handbook of Electrical Hazards and Accidents

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This book is for those who need to know about electrical injuries and thier causes and implications. It uses non-technical terms to explain the nature of the various kinds of electricity, and is invaluable to attorneys, physicians, nurses, engineers, and expert witnesses who deal with electrical accidents that result in injury or death.This book gives you a background in terminology and principles of electricity and how they relate to electrical injuries. This book enables you to understand the impact of electricity flowing through the body. You will read about fatal and non-fatal accidents that occur in the home, in industry, in medicine, and in the outdoors. Detailed information explains electrical patterns in nature and the implications of different levels of voltage. This comprehensive book even informs you of the legal, as well as technical, aspects of the electrical field, preparing you to create successful electrical injury cases. It is a must have reference for eveyone who works with electrical injurys and electrical injury cases.Topics Include: Voltages Power-line accidents Ground-fault-circuit interrupters (GFCI) Stray voltage Microshock, macroshock, and electrocution Ventricular Fibrillation Low-voltage accidents and injuries High-voltage accidents and injuries Accidents at home Accidents in industry Accidents out of doors Recreational accidents Environmental considerations Warnings and communication Lightning Thermal injury Electrical shocking devices Conducting properties of the human body High-frequency current Direct and alternating current accidents and injuries Electric-arc and electron-beam welding The role of the technical expert in electrical accident cases Abbreviations, terms, and symbols Common questions and answersThis book is for those who need to know about electrical injuries and thier causes and implications.

Title:Handbook of Electrical Hazards and Accidents
Author:Leslie Alexander Geddes, Rebecca A. Roeder
Publisher:Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company - 2006


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