"It's not Volts what kills. It's Amps!" was possibly one of the most loudly uttered phrases in his classes. He was often frustrated by signs which highlighted risks such as "Danger: 400V" or "Extreme hazard: 500kV - risk of electric shock"
Of course the voltage would not kill you, the rather large electrical current which would flow through you due to your very low resistance, should you decide to foolishly make a connection to earth with your body, would be the thing which would do for you.