NBC Looks at Contact Voltage

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On May 5, 2006, 14-year-old Deanna Green was about to go to bat in a church softball game in a Baltimore park when she touched a metal safety fence. She was killed by 280 volts of electricity leaking into the fence from a damaged underground cable.
Last year, the city of Baltimore finally reached a $200,000 settlement with Deanna’s parents, former Baltimore Colts defensive lineman Anthony “Bubba” Green and his wife, Nancy. That followed an undisclosed 2010 settlement with the private contractor responsible for power lines in the park. “Unless you’ve seen your child electrocuted right before your eyes, you can never know how I feel,” the GreensĀ wrote in the Huffington Post.
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