electrocution


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e·lec·tro·cu·tion

(ē-lek'trō-kyū'shŭn),
Death caused by electricity. See: electrocute.
Synonym(s): electrothanasia

electrocution

Emergency
The extinction of life (death) due to an excess of electrical current.
 
Forensics
The intentional execution of a person by a state (in the US, which is the only country that continues to use this particular method of execution) for a capital crime.

electrocution

Death from the passage of an electric current. Judicial electrocution employs a current of several amperes passing between the head and one leg by means of a high voltage and moistened electrodes to give low contact resistance.
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"We must not only ensure that full accountability is served in this case, but that the Pentagon is also doing all that it can to prevent future electrocutions of American personnel in both Iraq and Afghanistan," Casey said.
Stereos, televisions, telephones, electric cleaning and repair equipment, and strings of lights falling into pools and hot tubs are among the electrical devices that have caused electrocution injuries and deaths.
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1984: South Dakota switches from the chair to lethal injection, bringing the number of electrocution states down to 14.
It is also noteworthy that none of the countries around the world that allow the death penalty permit electrocution. Indeed even Russia has recently commuted to life imprisonment the sentences of 700 convicts on death row.
-- Florida allegedly "botched" three electrocutions, two of which occurred in the past two years.
Industries with the greatest occurrence of occupational deaths are the ones that would seem to have the highest awareness of the potential risks they face from on-the-job hazards like electrocution and falls.
Even through the risk of death by electrocution is greatly reduced by a GFCI, there may be other types of accidents resulting from an electrical shock.
The families of the three friends, residents of Defence Housing Authority, who died of electrocution during the recent rain spell, staged a protest outside KE's head office.
Just a day ago, KE chief executive officer Moonis Alvi told a private TV channel that the power utility was fully cooperating with Nepra as well as police in their investigations about the deaths of people from electrocution. He said the KE infrastructure was apparently involved in 'five deaths', but the power utility was investigating the incidents and would share the findings with Nepra as well as police and media.
"Some people only found out how many people had died of electrocution while sitting in their office," the judge added, without naming anyone.
KARACHI -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday came down hard on the Sindh government, municipal authorities and K-Electric, the primary supplier of electricity to Karachi, over the deaths of dozens of people due to electrocution during recent rains in the metropolis.