Home » Tech

London man killed after charging iPhone

20 March, 2017, 06:06 | Author: Nadine Todd
  • TragicĀ At the inquest at the West London Coroner's Court the coroner issued a warning about using the'innocuous devices which can be'as dangerous as a hairdryer in a bathroom

A 32-year-old man was fatally electrocuted while charging his iPhone in the bath, an inquest has heard.

His injuries were so bad, his wife Tanya at first thought he had been attacked.

Recording a verdict of accidental death, the coroner said, "These (iPhones) seem like innocuous devices but can be as unsafe as a hairdryer in a bathroom".

The Guardian reports that Richard Bull, 32, of Britain, died of electrocution and burns when he dropped his phone - still connected to the charger - into the tub where he Saturday. Police Chief Craig Pattinson says,"We found an iPhone plugged into the extension cable and then the charger element in the bath".

The coroner ruled a verdict of accidental death and said he would be sending a report to Apple in order to prevent further accidents. He also intends to write reports to Apple to look into such matters and at least attach warnings to avoid further incidents.

Paramedics pronounced Bull dead on their arrival at the family's home.

The Mail quoted Bull's brother Andrew as saying: "I live in the U.S. and they say it can't happen, and that there is not enough electricity".

"We can all be careless at times", his brother, Andrew Bull, said. You don't think there is enough electricity to do this, but there is.

Recommended:

  • Ex-intelligence official: Napolitano's British wiretapping claim 'didn't get it right'

    The White House's refusal to back down raised the stakes for Comey's appearance before the intelligence committee on Monday. The German chancellor's face said it all as she evidently couldn't hide her astonishment at what she had just heard.

    Washington invoked immunity for NZ's United States diplomat

    New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully called the decision "disappointing" in a written statement. Police said Saturday they responded to an incident in Lower Hutt near Wellington early on March 12.

    Messi at double as Barca beat Valencia, Atletico see off stuttering Sevilla

    And coach Jorge Sampaoli claimed he has to rediscover the "real Sevilla " during the global break after four games without a win. Jorge "Koke" Resurreccion put the result beyond doubt in the 77th before Sevilla got a consolation goal from Joaquin Correa.
  • Sri Lankan Navy releases 53 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture

    Sri Lankan Navy releases 53 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture

    In addition, the High Commission of India in Colombo and the Sri Lankan High Commissioner in India received the information. Akbar said the latest attack had been raised with Sri Lanka and it had promised investigations.
    City invite Liverpool in top 4 clash

    City invite Liverpool in top 4 clash

    After the game, Guardiola gave an oddly positive interview, describing Sunday as "one of the happiest days of my life as a manager".

    ABC Touts Liberal Judge Shooting Down Trump's Revised Travel Ban

    The new order imposes a 90-day halt on nationals from Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen entering the United States. At a rally in Nashville Wednesday night, President Trump slammed the decision as "an unprecedented judicial overreach".
  • Heavy Clashes Break Out In Syrian Capital

    The attack comes just days before a fresh round of UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva aiming at ending Syria's six-year war. With Sunday's attack the "rebels have shifted from a defensive position in Jobar into an offensive one", said Abel Rahman.
    House panel approves GOP health care plan

    House panel approves GOP health care plan

    I don't agree with every decision the Democrats make, but I hardly agree with any decision Ryan and President Trump are making. DeSantis has called the bill "a work in progress", telling the Washington Post ,"I think we can probably be more aggressive".

    Crazy Volume Spikes for: Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS)

    The stock now shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of -0.95 percent while its Weekly performance value is -0.95%. The Return on Assets stands at -6.8%, Return on Equity shows -25.7% and Return on Investment value is -3.7%.
  • Apple iPhone SE Gets a Big Price Cut in India

    Apple iPhone SE Gets a Big Price Cut in India

    Apple authorised resellers are selling the iPhone SE at the said price and also the 64GB model at Rs 25,999. The iPhone SE offer for cashback offer kicked of on Friday and will be available till March 31.

    'Real Housewives Of NJ' Star's Car Linked To Double Murder, Reports Say

    Although a motive for the crime has not determined, investigators are looking into whether drugs were involved, NBC reports. Richard Reyes as saying, "I can't tell you why we are treating it as a homicide, but we are treating it as a homicide".

    Trump takes on media again, calls meeting with Merkel 'great'

    Trump made the comment as the White House faced a new wave of backlash related to Trump's wiretapping accusations against Obama. Fox itself later disavowed the report, saying it "knows of no evidence of any kind" that Mr Trump had been under surveillance.


Popular

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Upsets Chocolatito Gonzalez in FOTY
Gonzalez had Sor Rungvisai in trouble in the sixth when he followed up a thudding left to the body with a left to the jaw. The middleweight champion successfully defended his belts against Danny Jacobs Saturday night via unanimous decision.

Priest sustains stab injuries in Australia
Churchgoers told police the man allegedly said to Rev Tomy: "You are Indian, a Hindu or Muslim, you can not say mass". Vicar General Monsignor Greg Bennet said the priest was doing well in hospital and wanted to get back to work soon.

GOP Health Care Bill Gains Momentum From Key House Republicans
Second, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price would take administrative action to deregulate the Obamacare marketplace. House Speaker Paul Ryan and the Trump administration have even argued that getting more people covered was never the goal.

Kamal haasan's brother passes away
Actor Kamal Haasan's elder brother Chandrahasan died last night after suffering from severe cardiac arrest. She was an actress who made her debut with "Indira", that was directed by her cousin Suhasini Maniratnam.

Obamacare-lite Showdown: House Vote Scheduled for Thursday
Paul, the leading healthcare voice for conservatives in the Senate, fought Ryan's claim Republicans ran on his AHCA plan. John Katko, from a closely divided district in upstate NY , who cited inadequate insurance access and cost controls.