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kill by electric shock

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kill by electrocution, as in the electric chair

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Vultures are one of the most high-risk bird groups, as their large wingspans and heavy bodies make them vulnerable to electrocution on pylons and collision with power lines.
Electric-utility poles associated with raptor electrocutions in rural areas.
Objectives: This study was focused on the magnitude, manner of death, profile, and pattern of injuries among electrocutions.
Lethal injection is the primary execution method in all states that have capital punishment, but some states allow inmates the option of electrocution, hanging, firing squad or the gas chamber.
Whitham's death is among 18 electrocutions under review by the Pentagon's inspector general.
We must not only ensure that full accountability is served in this case, but that the Pentagon is also doing all that it can to prevent future electrocutions of American personnel in both Iraq and Afghanistan," Casey said.
For more information on how to prevent pool electrocutions, visit the CPSC's Web site at www.
Other products reportedly involved in electrocutions include pipes, poles, fences, wires, chains, pliers, hunters' tree stands, flying toys, vending machines and amusement rides.
At the end of 2001, new agents were hired with specialized training in bird electrocutions.
Decreases in job-related deaths from homicides and electrocutions in 1999 were offset by increases from workers struck by falling objects or caught in machinery.
1953: In the most notorious of all electrocutions, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are executed in New York's Sing Sing chair.
Florida allegedly "botched" three electrocutions, two of which occurred in the past two years.
According to a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Occupational Injury Deaths 1980-89 report, electrocutions are the fifth leading cause of occupational injury deaths, accounting for 7% of all occupational injury deaths between 1980 and 1989.
The topics of the Alerts are prevention of death from excessive exposure to chlorofluorocarbon 113 (CFC-113) [1] and prevention of electrocutions of workers using portable metal ladders near overhead power lines [2].
Cars and trucks were involved in more than one-fourth of the work-related deaths; heart attacks caused about one-eighth; and industrial vehicles or equipment, falls, and electrocutions each contributed roughly one-tenth.