Awareness and Prevention of Electrical Accidents (in Telugu with English subtitles)

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Anecdotal data shows that, in India alone, approximately twenty people daily are being electrocuted from overhead power line facilities.   Unfortunately, official data of the actual number is not readily available, so that number may be even greater due to lack of reporting and recording. India is not alone—electrical safety is a global problem, especially in developing areas and countries of the world.  As a first step in developing a global electrical safety awareness program on overhead powerlines, this 15 minute film funded by IEEE-SIGHT* was created to help promote awareness of several types and causes of electrical accidents common to rural areas like India, and how to prevent them.

Contact with or coming too close to live overhead power lines is the single largest cause of fatal electrical accidents.  The second largest number of deaths caused by electrical accidents is from indirect contact with objects which become energized due to insulation failure.  This film provides basic information on the potential dangers commonly associated with the distribution and utilization of electricity, especially in rural areas.  It provides realistic scenarios on how the general public may become victims of electric shock and burns which may result in very serious or fatal injuries.  Along with each scenario, simple precautions and preventative measures are presented, such as proper earthing/grounding, as a means of preventing such injuries and deaths.  This is done in a way that even non-electrically trained people can understand. 

This film was shot in the field in order to enhance awareness through actual observation.  While the narrative is in a local India language (Telugu), English subtitles have been included to make the film accessible in many other parts of the world. 

*IEEE-SIGHT (Special Interest Group for Humanitarian Technology) 

Anecdotal data shows that, in India alone, approximately twenty people daily are being electrocuted from overhead power line facilities. If we apply these numbers to other developing areas and countries of the world, it's clear that electrical safety is a global problem.  As a first step in developing a global electrical safety awareness program on overhead powerlines, this 15 minute film funded by IEEE-SIGHT was created to help promote awareness of several types and causes of electrical accidents common to rural areas like India, and how to prevent them.

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