Tulsa Woman Dies After Being Electroc...

Tulsa Woman Dies After Being Electrocuted

There are 99 comments on the News on 6 Tulsa story from Jun 23, 2010, titled Tulsa Woman Dies After Being Electrocuted. In it, News on 6 Tulsa reports that:

A woman who fell through her attic and was electrocuted died Wednesday evening, according to Tulsa Police.

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psychic psycho

Tulsa, OK

#23 Jun 24, 2010
If you do not know what you are doing up there you are going to get hurt. Too bad she did not get a second chance to use that hard lesson. Wisdom is learning from others mistakes. I sincerely hope someone gains from this sad accident.
Momma T

Jamestown, PA

#24 Jun 24, 2010
Whats the cost to have a house like this on rewired? does any body know are has any body had theirs done, is it messy, does it take very long?
Okie 5

Tulsa, OK

#25 Jun 24, 2010
For those with electrical knowlege I have some questions to avoid this tragedy happening to others.

Is this caused by the wire not being housed in a cord?

Is this type of wire in all attics or just older houses?

Why isn't there a regulator that limits the number of volts on any one interior home line?
WTH

Stillwater, OK

#26 Jun 24, 2010
I lived in that part of town a couple of years ago and while our house was pretty neat and unique looking, the wiring sucked. Half of our outlets were still the ungrounded two prong type. Really limited us to where we could plug in some types of electronics certain parts of the house.
David

Tulsa, OK

#27 Jun 24, 2010
Mother wrote:
That electrtician...
What electrician?
tulsa2

Tulsa, OK

#28 Jun 24, 2010
How sad. My condolences go out to the family. As for me two things I do not mess with electric and gas I leave that for the experts. Don't be so quick to blame the tech. maybe he tried to talk her out of going into the attic and nothing was going to stop her some people can be pretty headstrong. We don't know the entire story so let's not blame anyone we weren't there and we don't know exactly what happened.
David

Tulsa, OK

#29 Jun 24, 2010
Hear Me Out wrote:
Sorry ladies, but somethings need left for the husbands to do. Guys know what to do in these types of situations.
Hopefully more of you ladies will ask for your husbands help, if you ever encounter a situation such as this.
Going into the attic is solely guys work? Were you born stupid or did you have to practice?
David

Tulsa, OK

#30 Jun 24, 2010
psychic psycho wrote:
If you do not know what you are doing up there..
So your take on this situation is that attic knowledge is required before ascending the stairs and showing someone around? Who'd have known.
Momma T

Jamestown, PA

#31 Jun 24, 2010
Does any body know an electrican that does rewiring on old houses, every body I call says there not interested or to much of a liability working on thes old knob and tube fused wiring.
Cathy

Lone Grove, OK

#32 Jun 24, 2010
Momma T wrote:
Does any body know an electrican that does rewiring on old houses, every body I call says there not interested or to much of a liability working on thes old knob and tube fused wiring.
There are 2 really good electricians in Pryor you might try: BIG Electric and Collins Electric. Both are good and honest people/companies.
Really

Tulsa, OK

#33 Jun 24, 2010
BA Boy wrote:
She should have left a mans job to a man, dummy fell through the cieling trying to walk on the sheet rock, oh well she should have let airco fix the problem instead of acting like she had a clue to what was going on, and where was her lazy husband he should have fixed the problem like a real man. And why would Airco let a customer in the attic anyways. all those houses on that side of town are a death trap, junk old wore out houses pizz pore wiring and plumbing, burn all them 100 year old junk houses dowm and start over.
I wouldn't want you representing my company, you are so NOT professional at all. And you have not sympathy what so ever. May she didn't have a husband and we don't know why she was in the attic, the tech does, we don't.
Really

Tulsa, OK

#34 Jun 24, 2010
David wrote:
<quoted text>So your take on this situation is that attic knowledge is required before ascending the stairs and showing someone around? Who'd have known.
LMAO!! So true!
V Wood

United States

#37 Jun 24, 2010
Remember, people, the news gives a few sentences to tell a detailed story. Likely, the technician was trained for the situation, he did the first crucial steps: he turned of the electricity to the house and dialed 911. Just because the news doesn't report CPR being performed, doesn't mean he did not attempt to, if she was not caught in the ceiling when she fell through. They may have been on a "floored" attic and the boards gave.
For "Hear me out" who's to say her husband didn't abandon her or maybe he works all the time and can't be there to wait on the technician, or maybe he wasn't willing to take care of things. Or maybe he just didn't know anything about anything. Not every man has a dumb wife, and not every woman has a smart husband.
Socrates

Haskell, OK

#38 Jun 24, 2010
Mother wrote:
That electrtician could have learned some basic rescue skills, like CPR or even how to use a nonconductive object like a board to separate the victim from the wire.
Pitty people dont even bother to take basic first aid working in service positions.
He was described as an air conditioning technician. Can't you read basic English?
Socrates

Haskell, OK

#39 Jun 24, 2010
Okie 5 wrote:
For those with electrical knowlege I have some questions to avoid this tragedy happening to others.
Is this caused by the wire not being housed in a cord?
Is this type of wire in all attics or just older houses?
Why isn't there a regulator that limits the number of volts on any one interior home line?
Yes
just older ones
There is, it is 110 or 220 which is standard everywhere (in the USA)
The voltage is irrelevant, the danger is from how much current (amperage) that goes
through the body and can be fatal with as little as 15 or 20 applied volts under certain conditions.
Justin

Broken Arrow, OK

#40 Jun 24, 2010
When a service tec of any kind comes to your house. Simply tell them what issue you are having and let them figure it out and fix it. You don't need to be following them around all over the house or garage. I am sure this tec didn't want the home owner in the attic but I am sure she thought she new what the issue was and wanted to show him how to fix it. Please people leave these tecs alone and let them do their jobs.
Coolmomma

Tulsa, OK

#42 Jun 24, 2010
Geez people. This has turned into a sexist forum when what it is really about is that a woman lost her life, a service technician had to witness it and the emergency personnel had to deal with it. It was a terrible and tragic accident and that is what should be remembered, not whether it was a woman or man or how old the house was or anything else. My prayers and thoughts are with the family.
Coolmomma

Tulsa, OK

#43 Jun 24, 2010
BA BOY wrote:
<quoted text>She was one those know it all butch **** like you, up there bossing the man around like one those tulsa yuppies. seems she didnt have a clue what was goin on but she had enough money to act like it. Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Kapop sizzle sizzle. P.S. I wouldnt work for any body any ways Im self employed smarter than the average Tulsa Yuppie. Thanks any whose Ya Hole.
You would have to be self-employed because no employer would deal with your attitude nor your inability to spell and use grammer correctly. Idiot!
Miss Molly

Chicago, IL

#44 Jun 24, 2010
Socrates wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes
just older ones
There is, it is 110 or 220 which is standard everywhere (in the USA)
The voltage is irrelevant, the danger is from how much current (amperage) that goes
through the body and can be fatal with as little as 15 or 20 applied volts under certain conditions.
Socrates, you sound knowledgable in this field.

If one was to re-wire or bring up to code in one of these older homes.... They are normally smaller homes... say 1,000 sq ft to make it easier..what is a cost for a homeowner to do something like that? Or....... is it just attic re-wire.
tracy

Tulsa, OK

#45 Jun 24, 2010
BA Boy wrote:
She should have left a mans job to a man, dummy fell through the cieling trying to walk on the sheet rock, oh well she should have let airco fix the problem instead of acting like she had a clue to what was going on, and where was her lazy husband he should have fixed the problem like a real man. And why would Airco let a customer in the attic anyways. all those houses on that side of town are a death trap, junk old wore out houses pizz pore wiring and plumbing, burn all them 100 year old junk houses dowm and start over.
First of all she is not married,second of all she was not a dummy u freakin' jerk. SHe was a beautiful woman inside and out. She would help anyone no matter who you were. She will be missed by many people,her daughter is one of my best friends & I will not put up with rude comments on here. If you do not have anything nice to say don't say anything at all. It could've happend to anyone,you never know.

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