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Teen electrocuted while working on unplugged computer
While most people assume that if you unplug a device, it becomes safe; technological experts would not agree. In fact that must be exactly what a 16 year old from Shawne, Kan. was thinking when he decided to work on his family computer. It was unplugged, yet and still the teen died from incomprehensible circumstances. According to KCTV-5.
An autopsy revealed electrical burns on the teens body, which determined by experts happened after he gained access to the computer's power supply.
He was reportedly stripping the computer down for parts.
It is unclear how long the computer had been turned off. All the details surrounding this case have not been revealed.
Many teens in this day and age cling to the title "technological experts"; never asking themselves if it's worth it. In this case a part that would've cost $20, ended up costing so much more; a life.