Wednesday, March 11, 2009

'Stray Voltage?' Call StreetZaps

McBrooklyn has reported on some of the "stray voltage" hazards (i.e. electrified lampposts) around Brooklyn this winter.

Yesterday, we received an email from Blair Sorrel, founder of StreetZaps.com, who wants readers to be aware that the StreetZaps website is "a timely and useful tool intended to reduce the year-round risk of injury and fatality from stray voltage."

Blair confers with Con Edison's Stray Voltage Unit and was the first non-electrical representative to be invited to the Jodie Lane Fourth National Conference in May.

According to StreetZaps, there are about 30 human fatalities a year from street shocks worldwide and countless animal shocks. It pays to read Blair's list of things that can shock you, including those ubiquitous metal plates all over Brooklyn streets right now.

Visit StreetZaps and read about how to protect yourself and your pet, and to report stray voltage in your neighborhood.

Photo by MK Metz


1 comment:

Ajlouny said...

"about 30 human fatalities a year from street shocks worldwide and countless animal shocks."

There should be something in place immediately to help eliminate stray shocks. This is scary in so many ways, especially if stepping into one can be fatal.