When electrical injuries strike, it is always a surprise. Electricity gives no warning, and its effects are unpredictable. The damage they cause can be superficial, resulting in burns to the skin and outer body, or the damage can be profound, affecting the brain, heart, kidneys, eyes and other organs.
An electric arc can reach temperatures of 8000° Fahrenheit -- hot enough to vaporize metal. When the shock is severe, it can hollow out the body, destroying vital tissues.