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Ten-year-old girl electrocuted and killed getting kittens behind dryer — 3 Comments

  1. Dryers in the US have a special 220 plug. Mine has a dedicated circuit. It’s unclear where the electrocution came from the dryer or the wiring. There is a possibility that in trying to get the kittens she pulled it out of the socket partially if it’s not hard wired.
    This is a good warning that all small spaces need to be blocked off or doors shut and that children should not be allowed to climb on or behind appliances.
    Sadly this could have been prevented even with faulty wiring if the adults had flipped the circuit breaker for the dryer. Which is a good lesson for all adults. Don’t mess around behind or in electrical appliances if they are live.

  2. So very sad. Such a sweet young girl. Sheer speculation here too – if her hands were wet (spilled water from the bowl while chasing kittens) and she inadvertently touched a live wire, that would do it.

    I cannot help but wonder why the kittens were near a dryer in the first place, but am not finding fault at all with the little girl or her grieving parents. If the landlord was negligent with the home in any way (bad wiring, loose wiring, loose or missing electrical plate on the wall, he’s going to be in a world of hurt once the authorities are finished investigating.

    R.I.P. sweet girl. Condolences to the family.

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