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• By touching a down power line, a person could create a
short circuit to Earth through his or her body.
• A short circuit is a connection that allows current to take
an unintended path.
• Fallen high-voltage power lines are not the only
potential source of electric shocks.
• Many people are hurt or killed by shocks from common
• Current ﬂows when there is voltage just like current
ﬂows through your body.