I'm trying to make my workshop safer but I can't understand how electrocution happens.
For example, one hand is touching to live wire and neutral wire is not touched. If I know right, current flows from live wire to my body and to ground wire or earth but dry human hand's resistance is between 10-40k ohm so even my feet is touching directly to ground current is between 5.5-22mA and fatal dose is 30mA but how people get electrocuted from live wire without touching to ground or neutral wire?
Also can I measure resistance between live wire (or my hand) and ground? So I can get more accurate results.
I think I wasn't clear about my question : In my scenario neutral wire is insulated so current "have to" flow into ground , I understand my body's resistance not enough but floor or house have resistance too .
I made a small test for measuring resistance between my house and ground and I got three results :
1)One probe of multimeter connected to ground wire other probe connected to floor (I tried radiator too same result) multimeter showed more than 20M ohm resistance
2)One probe of multimeter connected to ground wire other probe connected my hand (feet touching to floor) multimeter showed 5M ohm resistance
3)One probe of multimeter connected to ground wire other probe connected to my left hand and my right hand touching to ground wire ,multimeter showed 200k ohm resistance
So only third scenario allows 1-2mA current other scenarios seem safe . if you see any mistakes in my tests please notify me so I can learn the truth. Also when I making these tests I used special extension plug which only conducts ground wire other wires isolated from plug