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Lightning injuries - phone or computer use

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Veccster, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. Dec 9, 2009 at 10:47 AM

    Veccster [OP] bass turds

    Aug 8, 2008
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    Pittsburgh - The City of Champions
    2009 DC V6 TRDsport
    5100's all around - fronts at 1.75", 265/70/17 Bridgestone Revo 2, HID headlights and fog lights, factory skid plate, ss exhaust tip, tube steps, Access roll-up tonneau cover, Redline hood struts, 6 D-rings, seat MagLite, LED dome, fumoto oil drain, DTRL, fog light anytime, Kenwood/Clarion speakers, Pop-N-Lock 5300, LED bed lights and a few other things...
    Last year, my neighbors house was struck by lightning. He was sitting at his computer and the surge of electricity came through the mouse he was holding. The jolt surged through his body and excited from his toe - leaving a burn mark in his carpet and blood. He was very fortunate because his feet were on the ground and he was not wearing shoes. This enabled the lighting to pass through his body and into the floor. He had no other injuries besides being shaken up.

    Now, anytime there is lighting in the area, I am super cautious while at the computer. I'll even hold my hand above the mouse when not using it. I even take off my shoes and keep my feet on the ground.

    On BIG concern I have is at work. I wear a headset that is wired to the phone. In sales, I am on the phone a lot and cannot stop for thunderstorms. It seems that would be pretty damaging if the lightning traveled through the headset INTO MY HEAD! I think I may splurge on a bluetooth enabled headset in the near future!
  2. Dec 9, 2009 at 1:12 PM

    danteisme Well-Known Member

    Jan 14, 2008
    Vandergrift, PA
    06 DCSB Sport, 96 Integra GSR
    did the freak thunderstorms passing through today get ya thinking at work? haha

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