Shockwaves were sent pulsating through the body of a man on Thursday morning when he reached to turn on his shower tap.
The 20-year-old Perth man yelled for his mother, who found him collapsed on the ground after receiving what he believed was a potentially deadly electric shock, 7 News reported.
The worried mother rushed to turn the power off to the home, which is owned by the housing department.
“He said, ‘Mum I got a shock from the shower, it zapped me mum, it nearly killed me,” the woman told 7 News.
Western Power, the company responsible for providing the family with electricity, shut off power to the home a short time later.
A shock from an outside garden hose tap from another housing department home in Perth sent 11-year-old Denisha Woods to hospital in March last year, leaving her with a serious brain injury.
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