Man dies after electrocuting himself by charging his iPhone in the bath

Man dies after electrocuting himself by charging his iPhone in the bath

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  1. froggyboy604

    froggyboy604 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    A man in London, England was electrocuted and pronounced dead in his home after attempting to charge his iPhone while using it in the bath. According to a report from the Daily Mail, Richard Bull’s body was first discovered by his wife, who initially assumed he had been attacked based on the severity of the burns.

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    It is unfortunate that the man died from charging his iPhone in the bath.
     
  2. Danielx64

    Danielx64 Well-Known Member Full GL Member

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    Really you would need to be a complete idiot for doing that.
     
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  3. Dark Young Link

    Dark Young Link Well-Known Member Full GL Member

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    I feel bad for laughing, but it's kind of common sense to not do that.
     
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  4. CM30

    CM30 Well-Known Member Staff Member Vice Admin Full GL Member

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    Sigh. As bad as it must be for his friends and family, it should be common sense not to use electronic equipment near water. I mean, there's a reason why s many fictional characters die from having a toaster dropped into the bath:

    Electrified Bathtub - TV Tropes
     
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  5. IntoxNitram

    IntoxNitram GamingLatest Slave Staff Member Administrator

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    It's hard to feel bad when reading a story like this, common sense is needed.
     
  6. froggyboy604

    froggyboy604 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    The guy may have survive if he used a external battery-powered charger or charging case since these chargers maybe designed to not electrocute people when drop in water like how most smartphones, handheld consoles, and tablets won't electrocute the user when it gets wet from dropping it in a pool of water. The device may get damaged, but the user won't get electrocuted in most cases when picking up their wet device.

    Plus, mobile batteries' electricity are not as powerful as the wall's power which can use a maximum of 1000 watts or more power to power things like hair dryers, and home heaters.
     
  7. Demon_Skeith

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    Only way I can see this is that we have one less idiot in the world, may he not have breed before his end.
     

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