Ohio

Columbus
A boy was electrocuted after touching an uninsulated energized light pole.
Learn More: http://www.thelantern.com/2.1345/uninsulated-wire-caused-boy-s-death-1.91144

Electric shock kills dog, hurts owner. City conduit in Iuka Park apparently is to blame.
Learn More: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/01/28/electric-shock-kills-dog-hurts-owner.html

Cleveland
A Cleveland Man was electrocuted after stepping on a metal plate
See More: http://www.wkyc.com/news/investigative/article/188525/230/Exclusive-Potentially-deadly-electrical-charges-found-on-city-streets

Mansfield
An 8 year old girl was electrocuted after stepping on an energized junction box.
See More: http://www.wkyc.com/news/investigative/article/188525/230/Exclusive-Potentially-deadly-electrical-charges-found-on-city-streets

At this time there appears to be no adequate utility, legislative, or regulatory initiative to address the problem of contact voltage in Ohio leaving pedestrians and pets vulnerable to shock or electrocution.

To voice your concerns to representatives in Ohio please use the links below:

National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

Ohio U.S. Representatives

Ohio U.S. Senators

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Please click on the map below to learn about contact voltage in your State.