Lethal computers? (was: Goodwill Computerworks Museum is open

From: ajp166 <ajp166_at_bellatlantic.net>
Date: Tue Aug 22 18:28:06 2000

From: Tony Duell <ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
To: classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org <classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org>

>> Just how frequent ARE fatalities from computers?
>Very, Very rare. Injuries are rare as well (especially if the case isn't
>open). I think we can discount RSI-type problems for a machine that will
>only be used for a few minutes at a time.

While they are rare they are not unheard of. The most common is small
cuts from unborken metal edges, doors closing on parts of anatomy due
to gravity, next is gears and wheels that grab or cut. Some systems that
have hgh power (voltage or current) have caused burns. Of course there
the ever present screwdriver slipped and hand caught it.

Received on Tue Aug 22 2000 - 18:28:06 BST

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