Worker in Nelson knocked unconscious by electric shock

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A MAN was knocked unconscious by an electric shock while working at a packaging firm.

Emergency services were called to Excelsior Technologies Ltd, Churchill Way, Lomeshaye Industrial Estate, Nelson, at around 6.30am yesterday.

Fire officers said they believed the man, who later regained consciousness after being taken to hospital, had come into contact with a live electricity cabley.

A police spokesman said: “The man was taken to Burnley General Hospital for a check-up. He lost consciousness initially but regained it.

“There will have to be a health and safety investigation.”

Watch manager Gary Ibbitson said: “We were sent because we thought the machine might have been on fire.

“The company makes a lot of air products and labelling machines.

“The worker was undoing a plastic pipe, but the cable was live underneath and he must have brushed his hand across it.

“It knocked him back and he was unconscious.

“He got a fair wallop from the electricity.”

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7:23pm Thu 28 Feb 13

LancashireFramebox says...

dagsballicks wrote:
Unrelated to this story....

This headline baffles me, it states the word debate, yet comments are not allowed, strange.

"Should he have done it? Debate over Darwen man's decision to take law into his own hands after being plagued by unruly children"
Thank you! I was looking at that story too, and they said "debate" yet gave us no option to answer or comment. I think that would definitely have been worth discussing.
But c'mon, this is the LET were discussing here, of course they're bound to mess things up as per...
[quote][p][bold]dagsballicks[/bold] wrote: Unrelated to this story.... This headline baffles me, it states the word debate, yet comments are not allowed, strange. "Should he have done it? Debate over Darwen man's decision to take law into his own hands after being plagued by unruly children"[/p][/quote]Thank you! I was looking at that story too, and they said "debate" yet gave us no option to answer or comment. I think that would definitely have been worth discussing. But c'mon, this is the LET were discussing here, of course they're bound to mess things up as per... LancashireFramebox
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7:37pm Thu 28 Feb 13

cj00 says...

"Fire officers said they believed the man, who later regained consciousness after being taken to hospital, had come into contact with a live electricity cabley."

Whats a Cabley???
"Fire officers said they believed the man, who later regained consciousness after being taken to hospital, had come into contact with a live electricity cabley." Whats a Cabley??? cj00
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8:15pm Thu 28 Feb 13

happycyclist says...

LancashireFramebox wrote:
dagsballicks wrote:
Unrelated to this story....

This headline baffles me, it states the word debate, yet comments are not allowed, strange.

"Should he have done it? Debate over Darwen man's decision to take law into his own hands after being plagued by unruly children"
Thank you! I was looking at that story too, and they said "debate" yet gave us no option to answer or comment. I think that would definitely have been worth discussing.
But c'mon, this is the LET were discussing here, of course they're bound to mess things up as per...
Add me to the list of confused.

I don't think it would have been much of a debate though.
[quote][p][bold]LancashireFramebox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dagsballicks[/bold] wrote: Unrelated to this story.... This headline baffles me, it states the word debate, yet comments are not allowed, strange. "Should he have done it? Debate over Darwen man's decision to take law into his own hands after being plagued by unruly children"[/p][/quote]Thank you! I was looking at that story too, and they said "debate" yet gave us no option to answer or comment. I think that would definitely have been worth discussing. But c'mon, this is the LET were discussing here, of course they're bound to mess things up as per...[/p][/quote]Add me to the list of confused. I don't think it would have been much of a debate though. happycyclist
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8:21pm Thu 28 Feb 13

LancashireFramebox says...

happycyclist wrote:
LancashireFramebox wrote:
dagsballicks wrote:
Unrelated to this story....

This headline baffles me, it states the word debate, yet comments are not allowed, strange.

"Should he have done it? Debate over Darwen man's decision to take law into his own hands after being plagued by unruly children"
Thank you! I was looking at that story too, and they said "debate" yet gave us no option to answer or comment. I think that would definitely have been worth discussing.
But c'mon, this is the LET were discussing here, of course they're bound to mess things up as per...
Add me to the list of confused.

I don't think it would have been much of a debate though.
There are some crazy people in this world... someone's bound to say something...
[quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LancashireFramebox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dagsballicks[/bold] wrote: Unrelated to this story.... This headline baffles me, it states the word debate, yet comments are not allowed, strange. "Should he have done it? Debate over Darwen man's decision to take law into his own hands after being plagued by unruly children"[/p][/quote]Thank you! I was looking at that story too, and they said "debate" yet gave us no option to answer or comment. I think that would definitely have been worth discussing. But c'mon, this is the LET were discussing here, of course they're bound to mess things up as per...[/p][/quote]Add me to the list of confused. I don't think it would have been much of a debate though.[/p][/quote]There are some crazy people in this world... someone's bound to say something... LancashireFramebox
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11:17am Fri 1 Mar 13

HecticBigBoy says...

cj00 wrote:
"Fire officers said they believed the man, who later regained consciousness after being taken to hospital, had come into contact with a live electricity cabley." Whats a Cabley???
A wobbly cable!!
[quote][p][bold]cj00[/bold] wrote: "Fire officers said they believed the man, who later regained consciousness after being taken to hospital, had come into contact with a live electricity cabley." Whats a Cabley???[/p][/quote]A wobbly cable!! HecticBigBoy
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