Electrocution Statistics

Home Related Electrocution Statistics Data
Number of non-fatal shock accidents each year that occur at home 30,000
Average number of electrocutions each year 325
Number of children that are treated each year due to wall outlet shock accidents 2,555
Percent of child-related electrical accidents that occur at home under adult supervision 70 %
Number of electrocutions each year associated with consumer appliances 60
Work Related Electrocution Statistics Data
Number of electrocutions each year in construction and work environments 158
Percent of work related electrocutions that occur in July 16 %
Percent of worker electrocutions that occurred when a ladder or scaffold touched a power line 22 %
Percent of work related electrocutions that occurred on a construction site 44 %
ADVERTISEMENT
Distribution of Electrocution Deaths Among Electrical Workers Percent of Deaths
Electrical equipment and wiring 44 %
Overhead power lines 32 %
Lighting fixtures 17 %
Other 7 %
Electrocution Deaths by Trade Percent of Deaths
Electrical workers 34 %
Construction laborers 16 %
Carpenters 6 %
Non-electrical Supervisors 5 %
Roofers 4 %
Other Trades 35 %
PREV DATA SET

TAKE OUR SUPER FUN AND EXTREMELY SHORT CONSUMER BEHAVIOR POLL!
CONTRIBUTE TO STATISTIC BRAIN'S FREE ONLINE DATA SETS!
Statistic Sources & References
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, The Electrical Safety Foundation International, OSHA
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: October 30, 2015

Electrocution Statistics

Health
ADVERTISEMENT
Related Statistic Brain Research