An Electrical Short in your Swimming Pool could be Deadly
An Electrical Short in your Swimming Pool could be Deadly

An electrical short in a hotel swimming pool shocked four people in Palm Desert Wednesday. Cal Fire responded to the incident at Chuckawalla Pool, located at the Marriott Shadow Ridge Resort. They transported four people to the hospital with minor injuries. It is unclear what caused the electrical short, but the incident is under investigation.

The incident draws attention to an often underestimated danger of swimming pools: electrocution. Last year, 43-year-old James Tramel died after he jumped into a swimming pool trying to save his daughter, who was being shocked. Tramel was electrocuted in the pool.

Electrical Components of Pool Must be Checked Regularly

To avoid a potentially deadly incident, pool owners should have the electrical and mechanical components of a swimming pool checked twice a year. Owners should also know where the Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupter (GFCI) is located. This circuit breaker shuts off all electric power in case of an emergency, like an electrical short. If something goes wrong, make sure everyone who uses your pool knows how to shut off the electricity.

“Electrocution is a serious, potentially deadly risk associated with swimming pools. Thus, pool owners should have their swimming pools regularly inspected to ensure electrical safety,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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