Unfortunately, over the July 4th weekend a disturbing trend is developing that is not in the spirit of our Independence Day. For a number of years now, multiple families are losing loved ones as a result of a very preventable tragedy of electrocutions from dock wiring. These electrical injuries are completely preventable and avoidable.
Unfortunately, many docks are not wired by licensed electrical contractors but are instead wired by friends or family with little electrical knowledge. When this happens, much of the time fault interrupters and basic safety measures that we all have (or should have) in our kitchen and bathrooms do not stop the electricity from flowing into the lake.
These tragic accidents are completely preventable and need to stop.