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electrocution

noun capital punishment, condemmation by death, conviction of death sentence, death penalty, death sentence, death warrant, execution, first deeree murder with death sentence, give the chair, judgment of death, put to death, ultimate sentence
Associated concepts: death by legal injection, gas chamber
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service members and contractors were under investigation as possible electrocutions.
A number of electrocution incidents result from work done by nonlicensed, non-electricians, according to industry experts.
A recent CPSC staff report indicates that the total number of electrocutions nationally decreased from 710 deaths in 1988 to 440 in 1999--or a decline of 38%.
Lethal injection is in vogue, and electrocution begins its long decline.
The efficiency and humanity of electrocution have been topical since 1888 when the New York legislators replaced hanging with electrocution.
Electrocution is the sole method of execution used in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Nebraska.
Technical and safety advances can help reduce electrocution hazards, particularly in environments with exposed conductor bars.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has estimated that in recent years about 150 lives are lost annually by electrocution involving power tools in and around the home.
It is pertinent to note that majority of the electrocution incidents occurred inside homes due to broken wires and faulty electrical equipment or due to non-KE infrastructure such as street lights, kundas and hanging lights.
The prime minister did not give a single statement when 40 people died of electrocution,' he said.
A large number of fatal and non-fatal accidents occurred due to electrocution and prolonged power outages were experienced in large parts of the city.
Justice Arab observed that people usually do not die from electrocution in any modern city.