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Electrocution Statistics

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Home Related Electrocution StatisticsData
Number of non-fatal shock accidents each year that occur at home30,000
Average number of electrocutions each year325
Number of children that are treated each year due to wall outlet shock accidents2,555
Percent of child-related electrical accidents that occur at home under adult supervision70 %
Number of electrocutions each year associated with consumer appliances60
Work Related Electrocution StatisticsData
Number of electrocutions each year in construction and work environments158
Percent of work related electrocutions that occur in July16 %
Percent of worker electrocutions that occurred when a ladder or scaffold touched a power line22 %
Percent of work related electrocutions that occurred on a construction site44 %
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Distribution of Electrocution Deaths Among Electrical WorkersPercent of Deaths
Electrical equipment and wiring44 %
Overhead power lines32 %
Lighting fixtures17 %
Other7 %
Electrocution Deaths by TradePercent of Deaths
Electrical workers34 %
Construction laborers16 %
Carpenters6 %
Non-electrical Supervisors5 %
Roofers4 %
Other Trades35 %
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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, 2016

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