thats why you are not suppose to have exposed wires in a barn.... no matter what not even in a horse barn are you suppose to have exposed wires anywhere. I mean that would be the owners faults. not the animals for being animals you know.
Coming from a not only a firefighters, but an electricians viewpoint, Shouldn't they have put all wiring in conduit to keep the animals from gaining access?? this is why people should not be able to do thier own wiring.
The electrical aspect should already be covered in a code of some kind. What we obviously need now is something that will defend us from such a tragedy ever happening again. How about a federal mandate requiring muzzels on goats left unattended within five feet of an electrical device? That idea is just stupid enough to catch their attention. Hope I havn't created a monster.
amen only in America can we figure out that it would be the best this way. but then what to do about those pesky rats and squirrels. maybe we should muzzle everything. and if you have never raised goats, they would eat the conduit also.
Would this be considered suicide by the goats? Sick Bill! It is sad though for the goats and the owners. Tragedy that has no solutions. Accidents happen every day. Gives OSHA something to develop stupid rules over. There's a waste of Gov money in an organization.
I must say as a goat farmer, I do not have electic near my goats, or any of my farm animals. Animals are always looking for things to play with or chew on, and they don't know the differance between a live wire or a stick.