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Old July 17th, 2014, 09:32 AM
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PERRY, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York man has died from injuries suffered when he was shocked by a 35,000-volt power line while trying to steal copper wire from a utility substation.

Police in Wyoming County tell WHEC-TV that 36-year-old Andrew Mower of Perry and a 24-year-old man broke into a NYSEG site last Thursday in Mower’s hometown, located 35 miles southwest of Rochester.

Officials say Mower climbed onto a transformer and grabbed a 35,000-volt line. He was thrown to the ground and his clothing burst into flames. Police say the other man put out the fire and carried Mower outside.

Mower died at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

The other man is being held in the county jail.
No one needs that many volts. Can't we agree on bipartisan common sense legislation to limit physics, engineering, and reality? For the children.
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Why does this utility have all the copper? Shouldn't they be forced to give it away to people who want it?
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He was just trying to find Nirvana and was up there going "Ohmmmmmmmmm" This is what happens when you get too amp'd up over soccer.
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I'm shocked the warning signs were not enough. We obviously need to ban electricity.
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I should have put this thread in 'Current Events.'
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