According to recent reports, a 2-year old boy from Quezon City died after inserting a metal spoon into an electrical extension. What is the effect of electric shock on the human body, how do you apply first-aid, and what are the steps to prevent it in kids? Find out here.
2-year old electrocuted after inserting spoon in an electrical extension
Eloisa Angara, the mother of the boy, Jake, recounted1 that she prepared his milk and left the metal spoon in a place that is out of the child’s reach. As she was about to open the door, Eloisa described how she heard a sound – like something fell. Her husband then yelled that their toddler had been electrocuted after inserting the spoon into an electrical extension.
The parents immediately brought their toddler to the hospital, but the child had succumbed to the fatal electrical injury.
Experts highlighted that electrical accidents could really occur if you insert something in the outlet or extension.
They also warned parents that young kids might even be curious enough to insert their little finger into the electrical outlet.