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Blog Author Steve Hudgik

Monday, February 04, 2013

Electrical Explosion Blasts Two Foot Hole In Bridge

An explosion on a bridge in Philadelphia was so powerful that it was first thought to have been caused by a bomb planted on the bridge.  An investigation revealed that water dripping from icicles cause an electrical explosion through chunks of concrete from one side of the street to the other and left a crater 2 feet deep.

Read the story on UPI.

Winter brings unique and and unusual electrical hazards. For example, be aware of safety precautions required when using portable electric generators during power outages. Not only electrical safety, but all aspects of safety.  For example, don't run gas power electrical generators indoors as they will cause a build-up of hazardous carbon monoxide gas. Use caution when restoring power after an outage. Machines may start unexpectedly or circuits become energized while someone is working on them.

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