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2-Prong Tragedy
Witness Statements
  • Witness statement date:
    December 15, 2007

    Witness statement name:
    Jack Thompson, Age 43, Homeowner

    Witness statement:
    That’s what you get for hiring a random guy off the internet! We just moved our new TV and surround system into the basement after the renovation was finished. When I was setting up the TV, I noticed that the outlet behind the TV was still just the two-prong type – I told the contractor that I wanted all of them replaced with the three-pronged outlets. Not much I could do, and the game was ... read more

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The third prong on a cord plug called the “ground pin” which transmits a signal to the panel that there is an electrical fault in the circuit. This causes the breaker to trip or the fuse to blow. 

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