I am new here (my first post) but I am an atty in Texas and have a claim which deals with a person who was "stuck" to a sumppump that shocked him. I have a few years of college physics, but that was 15 years ago. I am preparing questions for the Chiropractor who is treating an electric shock patient (don't ask). The Chiro has made several statment that, based on my (albeit) limited knowledge, do not appear to make sense. Here's what she says (then I have some questions): "Mr S's right hand and wrist first touched the pump, followed by his forearm and elbow. He then experienced a strong electric shock. His arm was stuck to the pump by the electric current. He reached over with his left hand and was able to push himself off the pump." My Q's: I am familiar with the "can't let go" phenomena, but isn't it due to the contraction of the muscles in the hand. A person cannot release the grasp and are thus "stuck." Is there also some kind of "magnetic" effect that would make your elbow stick? If so, how could a person push themself off an electric force with their other hand? It is my understanding (correct me if I am wrong - Please) that an electric shock could incapacitate someone and they would be unable to step away from a shocking current, but under that circumstance would they be able to push themself off with there other hand? TIA for any info.