It's been a while since I've even thought about the Darwin Awards, let alone posted anything about nominees or recipients. This time I have two local nominees that succeeded in removing themselves from the gene pool in an electrifying manor.
Roland Farland of Nashua, NH and Gary Rich or Manchester, NH decided they could make some quick cash by recycling copper power cables. Unfortunately the copper cables they decided needed 'recycling' happened to be carrying 13,000 volts.
The two men had gotten inside the security fencing surrounding electrical equipment that provided power to a vacant factory in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts, just across the border from New Hampshire. When they cut through a cable they apparently thought was grounded, they were really cutting through a live high voltage line. Both were electrocuted and died at the scene.
What a reVOLTing development!