Effects of Electrical Shock

Electricity compromises a person’s electrical health and safety with burns to the skin that happen when electrical current comes in direct contact with the human body. An arc flash releases intense heat that causes burns and intense light can make any victim blind. An arc blast can harm the body in the same way, only with more intense heat. Arc blasts also produce pressure waves, which can cause ear drums to rupture or lungs to collapse thus compromising a person’s electrical health and safety.

 Our bodies produce its own electrical signals that run from the brain to the rest of the body. When your body directly touches any electric current, the process can be interrupted thus compromising your electrical health and safety. For example, your muscles might spasm, your breathing stops or your heart can stop beating. Muscle spasms can cause an elevated worker to fall off a ladder and cause further injuries.