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To cause death by the passage of an electric current through the body.
[electro- + execute]
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[1] noticed that there is a distinguishable difference globally between the pattern of electrocution deaths in the Western world and that in low-income countries such as India, Iran and Turkey.
Results: Electrocutions were accounted for 1.18% (52) of all medicolegal autopsies (n = 4403) conducted at our study center during those 3 years.
issued an advisory opinion stating that electrocution is constitutionally defensible as an execution method earlier this year.
His electrocution is among five such deaths that military criminal investigators have reopened for further study after consultation with the Pentagon's inspector general.
(Note: E&P's Greg Mitchell was first in the media to cover this case, starting last January and in numerous articles and columns since.) An Army investigation called the electrocution death of a U.S.
Anchales has been pushing the issue of pool electrocution ever since a man in his town became a victim in the late 1980s.
Electrocution deaths associated specifically with consumer products were down even more, from 290 in 1988 to 170 in 1999, for a 41% reduction.
1990: The first in a string of botched electrocutions in Florida spurs public outrage at the practice: Six-inch flames erupted from Jesse Tafero's head because prison officials replaced the worn-out sponge in the chair's head electrode with a synthetic household sponge, which caught fire.
According to Corrections Alert, the Florida Supreme Court soon will decide whether electrocution constitutes cruel and unusual punishment -- a ruling that could impact correctional policies in the other 10 states that use the electric chair for executions.
While enclosed conductor bars aren't the only solution to workplace electrocutions, they significantly reduce the risk of electricity-related injuries and deaths.
Electrocutions were the cause of roughly 10 percent of all fatalities.