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Officials after Okla. electrocution find posts not grounded


October 4, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Officials say inspections conducted following the electrocution of a man who fell into a canal in Oklahoma City's downtown entertainment district reveal that lamp posts along the canal are not grounded.

City Parks Director Doug Kupper told The Oklahoman that the posts were installed in 1998 according to electric codes at the time, but that those codes are now outdated.

Enforcement codes today often require a system that directs a stray current back to ground before a loose wire connection causes a shock.

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