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Sad or stupid - a Polish teacher killed whilst urinating on live rail


JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
22 Jul 2008 /  #1
A man was killed at a busy railway station when he reportedly urinated on the track.

British Transport Police confirmed the 41-year-old was electrocuted at Vauxhall station in south London last week.

According to reports, the Polish tourist went to find somewhere discreet to go to the toilet but his urine splashed on to the live rail.

uk.news.yahoo/itn/20080722/tuk-man-died-urinating-on-live-rail-dba 1618.html - Polish teacher on a holiday in London electrocuted whilst having a wee on the tracks

Why hasn't noimmi posted this yet?? Oh dear oh dear... What you think?
miranda  
22 Jul 2008 /  #2
I guess stupidity is not exclusive to any nationality.

I am sorry about this accident but ........
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
22 Jul 2008 /  #3
What you think?

Blimey, how close was he?
OP JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
22 Jul 2008 /  #4
went off the platform onto the tracks. would've thought that an English teacher won't have a problem finding the toilet at the station....
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
22 Jul 2008 /  #5
finding the toilet at the station....

Hmmm.... public toilets around Vauxhall are probably best avoided (lots of seedy gay / fettish clubs in that part of town).

Very tragic accident.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
22 Jul 2008 /  #7
Poor chap. My condolences to his family, friends and colleagues who will have to deal with the loss, and have to deal with explaining how it happened.

Humour is often a way of dealing with the difficult, tragic or even macabre side of life (and death). If you can't laugh, what can you do?

R.I.P. (Rest in p!ss... I mean peace)
ArcticPaul 38 | 233  
22 Jul 2008 /  #8
Urinating in a public place is a crime. His family should have to pay a posthumous fine on behalf of thier dead relative.

Throw the Jew down the well..................
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
22 Jul 2008 /  #9
I watched a programme on Discovery Channel, which showed that this type of thing is a myth.
I guess the Discovery Channel can be wrong once in a while.
Del boy 20 | 254  
22 Jul 2008 /  #10
Guy is dead and you complain that somebody from his family have to pay a fine behalf him for pissing in public place?
Spade 1 | 81  
22 Jul 2008 /  #11
He should have directed his urine stream to the ground instead of tracks. Poor fella

RIP
OP JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
22 Jul 2008 /  #12
He should have directed his urine stream to the ground instead of tracks.

talking from experience ;)?
WooPee 1 | 124  
22 Jul 2008 /  #13
I think if he knew that the rail was upstream, he wouldn't pee on it.. Just stupid accident.

I watched a programme on Discovery Channel, which showed that this type of thing is a myth.I guess the Discovery Channel can be wrong once in a while.

Well, I've seen 'Braniac' or something similar and they proved that it's possible.
Spade 1 | 81  
22 Jul 2008 /  #14
talking from experience ;)?

Well, I can hit the target with 100% accuracy :D

Practice makes a man perfect .. ;)
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
22 Jul 2008 /  #16
A few thousand volts up your winkie....bet it made his eyes water.......Sorry , but i have to say it made me laugh.....Its sad that the guy died , but what a muppet...!!!!
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
22 Jul 2008 /  #17
Just in case some one has not heard of the Darwin awards yet.

The Darwin Awards salute the improvement of
the human genome by honoring those who
accidentally remove themselves from it... darwinawards.com
ArcticPaul 38 | 233  
23 Jul 2008 /  #18
Johnny Vaughn often talked about the darwin Awards on the Big Breakfast.
I particularly liked the one when this idiot tried to rob a Texas Gun Store and was shot by over 30 customers!
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
23 Jul 2008 /  #19
I still dont get how him standing on a platform and pissing on the tracks caused the electricution...or did he actually walk on the tracks in which case he was rather stupid and dangerous to not only him but passengers on trains passing through.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
23 Jul 2008 /  #20
I still dont get how him standing on a platform and pissing on the tracks caused the electricution

In the report I read (page 6 The Metro or whatever its called nowdays) he had been caught short whilst waiting for a train at Vauxhall so went into an alcove to relieve himself. The report said it must have been splashback that carried the electric charge that killed him. I find this hard to believe. He must have p!ssed straight onto the live rail. Not so smart
Avalon 4 | 1,068  
23 Jul 2008 /  #21
Try training a hosepipe onto an electrical socket, it will have the same effect and you will learn the principle of "earthing" electricity.
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
23 Jul 2008 /  #22
The electrolytes in urine apparently make it an excellent conductor of electricity. Moral of the story if you must have a wee on a live rail, use short stacatto bursts not one long continuous stream.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
23 Jul 2008 /  #23
I still really dont quite get it, he must have had physical contact with the tract to have been electricuted...very unfortunate for him anyway
VaFunkoolo 6 | 654  
23 Jul 2008 /  #24
I still really dont quite get it, he must have had physical contact with the tract to have been electricuted

think along the lines of dropping a hair dryer in the bath whilst youre sitting in it :)
miranda  
23 Jul 2008 /  #25
water is a conductor chemistry 101;)
davidpeake 14 | 451  
23 Jul 2008 /  #26
had a friend that once pissed on an electric fence, he had trouble walking for a few days, good laugh though.
krysia 23 | 3,057  
23 Jul 2008 /  #27
Polish people are very creative.
Even in the ways they die.
Funny, but sad.
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
23 Jul 2008 /  #28
Listen i'm going to get blasted for this but to hell with it, While it is rather sad and stupid, above anything else can anyone else see the funny side?? I mean could you imagine being one of her friends there, she's p*ssing on the rail track and suddenly she's shacking like Elvis.

If you had a video camera and she didn't die its one of those you could send in to Jeremy Beadle on 'You've Been Framed' What a classic :):):):):):):) lol
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
23 Jul 2008 /  #29
Was it a she?

If so it was very unladylike.
miranda  
23 Jul 2008 /  #30
If you had a video camera and she didn't die its one of those you could send in to Jeremy Beadle on 'You've Been Framed' What a classic :):):):):):):) lol

you got a strange sense of humour Torny;), although I have to admit that darivinawards website used to be my fav some time ago.

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