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Rebuttal by Matt Schants 07/1999:
"As a paramedic and part-time licensed electrician,
it is my duty to inform you of gross errors that make this story impossible. It is my opinion that someone is trying to jerk your chain. There is no such thing as a "fourth degree" burn. The worst is third degree, where skin, muscle, and nerves are destroyed.
A fourth degree burn would require a broom and dust pan
to sweep up the victim's remains.
Furthermore, main transmission lines (i.e. 7200 volt lines) are a minimum of 25 feet above the street, to avoid contact with 13' high trucks and mobile homes. Therefore, the house would be at least a story-and-half model. Not exactly the kind a few buddies moves on thier own, regardless of how far it needs to go.
And finally, moving a house requires disconecting the utilities, and the electric and gas company are required to be present. They would
have had any "low" wires insulated and raised along the route, as well as ensured that personnel were present to disconnect them should it become necessary.
Rebuttal Rebuttal by Eric Soencksen 3/2000:
Despite Matt Schants' assertion, there is indeed such a thing as a fourth degree burn. Look at Med-Help.com:
Rebuttal Rebuttal Rebuttal by Sean Worley 7/2000:
I have to side with Matt Schants on the issue. Visit the website www.ama-assn.org which details only three types of burns: First-degree (the outer layer of the skin, or epidermis) and second-degree (damage the first and second layer of the skin, or dermis and third-degree (damage the skin and underlying tissues.) Third degree often requires skin grafting surgery to replace the skin."
Rebuttal Rebuttal Rebuttal Rebuttal by Jerry 1/2003:
"Contrary to two of the rebuttals, there is a such thing as a fourth degree
burn, in which the burn extends through the muscles and down to the bones
of the victim(s). Don't believe me? Go HERE."