Posts Tagged ‘lighting’

Police Officer in Hawaii Shocked by Lighting Fixture

November 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Honolulu, HI – Nov. 14–The 31-year-old Honolulu Police officer injured by an electrical shock while working a security detail near the airport has been released from Queen’s Medical Center.

The officer was staffing a security post at Aolele street set up for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings when he touched a road lighting fixture on a railing and was shocked, police said.

Dan Meisenzahl, the state Department of Transportation spokesman, said maintenance crews today are investigating the ramp’s railing which contains the lighting fixture.

Paramedics were sent to the scene about 6:30 p.m., a spokesman for the city Department of Emergency Services said.

The officer was treated at Queen’s Sunday night and released. His name and extent of injuries was not released.

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2 Men Shocked in IN Installing Light Fixtures

January 10, 2011 Leave a comment

Indiana Township, PA – Two people were hospitalized as a result of an industrial accident Thursday afternoon at Medrad Inc. in Indiana Township, according to Allegheny County emergency dispatchers.

A company spokeswoman said two men working for an electrical contractor were installing light fixtures about 1:30 p.m. when one of them came into contact with a live electrical source.

He was shocked and suffered burns on his hands, the spokeswoman said. The second electrician came to his aid, and that man was shocked, too.

The first man was hospitalized for treatment of his injuries, and the second man was taken to a hospital as a precaution, she said.

No further details on the incident were available.

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Palestinian Man Electrocuted in Underground Tunnel Between Egypt and Gaza

December 4, 2010 Leave a comment

CAIRO, EYGPT –  A Palestinian man was electrocuted in an underground tunnel running between Egypt and Gaza, Egyptian officials reported late Thursday. According to the reports, the young man’s body was found after a search of the tunnel.

Egyptian security forces said they began their search “after being informed of a death in one of the tunnels.”

The man reportedly died of electrocution from the electrical system used to light the underground tunnel.

It is the most recent incident along the Sinai border that runs between Egypt and Gaza and Israel. Israel has long called on Egypt to crackdown on smuggling and illegal immigration, saying it is affecting Israeli jobs and leading to attacks on Israeli citizens.

Palestinian smugglers have told Bikya Masr repeatedly that the tunnels are their only attachment to the outside world and with an economic boycott of Gaza still in place, “we have to keep bringing in things in order to live. There are no weapons.”

An average of 1,200 people have crossed the border every month, with about 1,300 doing so in October.

Officials say about 36,000 illegal immigrants from Africa are living in the country.

Interior Minister Eli Yishai has proposed a border fence, with several contractors hired for construction so different sections can be built at the same time.

“This is a cry for help by the general public,” he said. “Regrettably, we see that the number of infiltrators is only growing.”

International and local rights groups have condemned the continued use of violence to stop African migrants, saying the migrants are not a threat to police.

Africans in Egypt complain of poor living conditions and bad treatment at the hands of their host nation. Many see Israel as the next best solution for their troubles and are willing to risk death to reach the Jewish state, refugees in Egypt have repeatedly said.

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