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Electric safety warning.

SAFETY chiefs are warning Tynesiders to be more careful at house parties after a hike in electrical accidents in the North East.

One third of people living in the region are attending garden parties or outdoor celebrations with friends and family thiss summer.

But research carried out by the Electrical Safety Council (ESC) claims many party-goers could be at risk of a serious accident from hosts not following simple safety measures.

Angela Murphy, of the ESC, said: "It's great that people in the North East are being imaginative with their garden parties but electrical safety is still not the priority it needs to be. Using a residual current device is a simple safety measure but it's vital, especially when outdoors, where there is increased risk."
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Aug 26, 2011
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