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Man electrocuted trying to steal copper in Marion
The State ^ | 16 July 2014

Posted on 07/16/2014 1:33:48 PM PDT by Gamecock

Authorities say a man has been electrocuted while trying to steal copper from [a] roof...

Investigators said the man was on a ladder around 1:30 a.m. Monday when it fell against a transformer, causing an explosion and shocking the man so badly his clothes caught fire.

(Excerpt) Read more at thestate.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: southcarolina

1 posted on 07/16/2014 1:33:48 PM PDT by Gamecock
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..South Carolina


2 posted on 07/16/2014 1:35:00 PM PDT by Gamecock (There is room for all of God's animals. Right next to the mashed potatoes and gravy.)
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To: Gamecock

Obviously, he didn’t read the mandated safety instructions on the ladder which warned not to use it near power currents.


3 posted on 07/16/2014 1:35:53 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Gamecock

Hey Harry Reid, I hear there’s copper to be had in Marion.

Come on down.

We’ll keep the lights on for ya....heh!


4 posted on 07/16/2014 1:38:07 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Gamecock

At least the police won’t need to charge him...


5 posted on 07/16/2014 1:40:38 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Congratulations, you win the internet today!


6 posted on 07/16/2014 1:42:58 PM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Joe 6-pack
At least the police won’t need to charge him...

They might have met with some resistance had they tried.

7 posted on 07/16/2014 1:43:18 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Gamecock

Electric stairs.


8 posted on 07/16/2014 1:43:53 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: Gamecock

His last words,

“You’ll never take me alive, Copper!”


9 posted on 07/16/2014 1:44:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Joe 6-pack
At least the police won’t need to charge him...

I'll bet his cell phone's fried.

10 posted on 07/16/2014 1:44:10 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: Gamecock

Play stupid games and win stupid prizes. That’s the phrase that should be on his headstone.


11 posted on 07/16/2014 1:45:54 PM PDT by CFW
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To: Joe 6-pack

It is speculated that he may have been a Hindu, as witnesses report hearing some Ohms.


12 posted on 07/16/2014 1:48:25 PM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Cementjungle
At least the police won’t need to charge him... They might have met with some resistance had they tried.

You guys are shockingly clever today!

13 posted on 07/16/2014 1:51:39 PM PDT by rickomatic
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To: rickomatic

He might be an informed voter. Looks like he’s up on.... current... events. Thank you, I’ll be here all week. Tip your waitresses.


14 posted on 07/16/2014 1:56:29 PM PDT by christx30 (Freedom above all.)
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To: Gamecock; Slings and Arrows

He got the zot.


15 posted on 07/16/2014 1:59:22 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Gamecock

Years ago our company was hired to rehab a building that had been overtaken and inhabited by homeless creatures, they sure weren’t people. Someone had stripped all the major and most of the minor wiring out, including the main connections to the hot transformer. The rep from Edison was quite impressed!


16 posted on 07/16/2014 2:00:05 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Gamecock

was it an aluminum ladder?


17 posted on 07/16/2014 2:00:09 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Vigilanteman

His family, as soon as he is identified, will bring a lawsuit against the power company and the ladder manufacturer.


18 posted on 07/16/2014 2:00:24 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Gamecock; Slings and Arrows

..instead of three hots and a cot.


19 posted on 07/16/2014 2:01:06 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Cementjungle

like, ohm-my-gawd!


20 posted on 07/16/2014 2:04:17 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: dfwgator

The police tried to induce him to come down but he didn’t have the capacitance.


21 posted on 07/16/2014 2:05:34 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: Cementjungle

He was too incapacitated to offer resistance.


22 posted on 07/16/2014 2:08:36 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: Gamecock

Darwin Award winner


23 posted on 07/16/2014 2:11:38 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: a fool in paradise

“..instead of three hots and a cot.”

Instead of three hots and a cot.He got himself a plot.


24 posted on 07/16/2014 2:13:13 PM PDT by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Gamecock

Obamanomics kills.


25 posted on 07/16/2014 2:15:50 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: a fool in paradise

“Think of it as evolution in action.”
L. Niven & J. Pournelle


26 posted on 07/16/2014 2:17:17 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Cementjungle

Click your heels together and repeat after me. “There’s no place like Ohm. There’s no place like Ohm.”


27 posted on 07/16/2014 2:17:46 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Gamecock

Psss...an Eagle told me that the wind generators are full of copper wire...


28 posted on 07/16/2014 2:18:05 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: Gamecock

That must have really Hertz.


29 posted on 07/16/2014 2:22:30 PM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
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To: Gamecock
He tried to steal it from a roof. Probably a roof top a/c unit? Probably 480 volts? That will wake you up, that's for sure! At least he didn't try to steal the copper at the utility padmount transformer. That would be 13,800 volts and would have turned him into a very well done hamburger.
30 posted on 07/16/2014 2:31:57 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

All his relatives and friends said he always was a well grounded individual.
He probably just got con-fused!


31 posted on 07/16/2014 2:38:28 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: Gamecock
Too bad he couldn't power up like a capacitor.


32 posted on 07/16/2014 2:43:41 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: The Great RJ

Darwin gave up giving awards to copper thieves years ago. It’s too common.


33 posted on 07/16/2014 2:59:23 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Gamecock

He always wanted to be a conductor.


34 posted on 07/16/2014 3:02:54 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Gamecock

35 posted on 07/16/2014 3:07:54 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Fresh Wind
Wonder if he knew this guy. A real Darwin Award Winner.
36 posted on 07/16/2014 3:50:36 PM PDT by Gamecock (There is room for all of God's animals. Right next to the mashed potatoes and gravy.)
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To: Gamecock

Amp-y days are here again!


37 posted on 07/16/2014 5:33:39 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: 1rudeboy

“Darwin gave up giving awards to copper thieves years ago. It’s too common.”

Similar to the guys who use a match to check whether their gas tanks are full or not.


38 posted on 07/16/2014 5:34:34 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: Gamecock

Wow, that guy was a real live wire!


39 posted on 07/16/2014 5:37:04 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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