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Title: Kansas Carnival Electrocution Death
Post by: Tim McCulloch on June 08, 2017, 08:47:32 pm
This is the latest in a child's death a couple of months ago, here in my home town.  I started covering this as a topic swerve in a thread about a dangerous theatrical presentation...

"Wichita officers investigating outside a carnival bouncy house where 15-month-old Pressley Bartonek was electrocuted on May 12 found an industrial light and a power box that were not insulated, a police investigative report says.

Both were plugged in with extension cords. The base of the light was sitting in water, and the pole was touching a metal guardrail, according to the police reports.

A police supervisor who was sent to investigate was also shocked that night when he touched either the guardrail or power box near where the girl was electrocuted.

Police took the uninsulated light and power box at the traveling carnival as evidence “related to the electrocution,” says the reports, obtained by The Eagle on Thursday through a request under the Kansas Open Records Act."


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