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Electrical injuries from graphite fishing rods.

Authors
  • Chi, L
  • Ning, Y D
  • Jun, Q F
  • Zhong, C
  • Hua, S Y
Type
Published Article
Journal
Burns
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1996
Volume
22
Issue
8
Pages
638–640
Identifiers
PMID: 8982546
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

High tension electrical injuries have a high morbidity and mortality. Carbon fibre and graphite used in the manufacture of fishing rods gives them superconductor qualities. The resistance of a fishing rod with a carbon content of more than 70 per cent is very low, ranging from 0.9 to 10.5 k omega. Nine cases are reported, which teach an important lesson not only in the management of those severe injuries, but also in their prevention.

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