Man killed by electric wee

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Jul 22, 2008

Man killed by electric wee by lookout at 2:42 PM (2,050 Views / 0 Likes) 18 replies

  1. lookout
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    A Polish tourist has died after being electrocuted when he urinated on a railway track at a busy London station.
    The 41-year-old died at about 5.20pm on July 12 at Vauxhall Station in the south of the capital, British Transport Police said.
    A spokesman confirmed that he had walked on to the track at platform 1 where he was electrocuted.

    According to the Sun, the man was in Britain in an attempt to improve his English. His family are said to be devastated at the married teacher's death.
    The newspaper reports that there are no public toilets at the station, although there are facilities in a nearby bus station.
    A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said two ambulances arrived at the station after being alerted to the incident but the man died at the scene.
    Network Rail says in excess of 60 people die on railway lines, of which about 40% are electrified, each year.
     
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    Auuuuuuuuu.......
     
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    I remember the myth busters doing an experiment on this, can't remember the results though. Must have been true.
     
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    Fuck me that's gotta hurt (and more then usual).
     
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    Actually I beleive that mythbusters said it was busted, because the droplets of urine become separated as they are excreted, thus a constant stream is not achieved and the electricity can't conduct through it. They showed it in the slow speed camera. However the mythbusters experiments are obviously not that accurate, but still fun to watch.
     
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    Myth Confirmed!
     
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    Someone ended up with a Darwin Award for pissing on an electric fence. I fail to see how myth busted there. That, and if you really have to piss, the stream is naturally going to be much stronger. =P
     
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    lol i know it ain't funny but it really is XD it must be embarrassing when the family asked how he died.
     
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    It was busted on mythbusters. If it worked the guy had to be leaning over the rail and pee on it from a very close distance to get a solid stream of wee.
     
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    Who said that there was a rail? Even the subway systems that I saw in California warn of the dangers of touching the third rail, yet there's nothing (save from the train smashing into you) to keep you from jumping on the track and getting yourself killed in a variety of ways.

    Though, it's still sad that the guy died this way. I mean, of all the ways to go...egh.
     
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    all hail Britannia !
     
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    Good God you seriously can die from that? I mean he probably didn't even know what hit him if he didn't expect it.
     
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    Couldn't find a bathroom eh? That's why you always learn the language before visiting a foreign country by yourself.
     
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    Dude that sucks. Just piss in the corner. [​IMG]
     
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    You'd think the man and woman symbols would be a dead give away but I guess not.
     
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    It appears that he "wet" the tracks, and then stepped into his "pool." I don't think it was the charge through the "stream" that killed him, more like post-apocalyptic ([​IMG]) mess he had created.
     
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    The amount of ownage in that guys death is just unfair!
     

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