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CHURUBUSCO â€” A Post & Mail reporter received medical treatment for electric shock Thursday night after an incident at Turtle Days in Churubusco.
Nicole Ott, 22, was at the midway at Churubuscoâ€™s Town Park at approximately 8:15 p.m., taking photos of the festival, when a bundle of cables underneath a rubber mat allegedly shorted out, causing a spark and brief ignition.
â€śThe doctor said I was lucky I was wearing tennis shoes and not sandals,â€ť Ott said. â€śThe sole of my shoes helped slow the conduction of electricity.â€ť
The rubber mat was melted, and pavement under the cable was charred. Though not seriously injured, many questioned the safety of potentially life-threatening voltage running through the cables, especially in the presence of small children.
A nearby ride, The Scrambler, was shut down briefly while an employee from the ride provider, Playland Amusements, made repairs to the cable.
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