In la France, it is estimated 200 the number of annual deaths due to electrocution and about 4000 that of the serious electrisations resulting handicaps and important sequels. Finally, more appalling figure: on 250 000 annual fires, 80 000 would be of electrical origin and 40% victims would be children under the age of 9 years.
If theelectrocution is not today the cause of death the most important in terms ofdomestic accident, the falls arriving largely ahead, it is none the less one of the most spectacular. It must be said that there are many ways of electrocution that result, very often, small negligence of everyday life.
If we're talking about this today, it's because an old book, dating from 1931has been talked about in recent days. Native ofGermany, the baptized work "Elektrochutz in 132 Bildern"(literally, "Electrical protection in 132 images") summarizes with simple period illustrations different ways of die electrocuted.
Some ways are surprising, when others seem rather obvious or totallyUnusual. Illustrations that also have a historical role because they remind us how easily we could die electrocution in years 1930. Fortunately for us, the technological advance has had its effect and electricity is much better controlled today.
We let you discover below 30 illustrations vintage which make up this collection for the least morbid... but fascinating!
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