How do electrical injuries occur?

Updated: Mar 09, 2020
  • Author: Tracy A Cushing, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAWM; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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Answer

Electrical injury occurs when a person becomes part of an electrical circuit or is affected by the thermal effects of a nearby electrical arc. Injuries are caused by high-voltage AC, low-voltage AC, or DC.


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