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Non-Fatal Electrical Injuries at Work

Report: NFPA's "Non-Fatal Electrical Injuries at Work"
Author: Richard Campbell
Issued: May 2018


*Errata issued November 12, 2021. Download the errata. (PDF)


Report highlights

  • 9,760 workers in the U.S. were injured through exposure to electricity during this five-year period.
  • By occupation, workers in installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (29%), construction and extraction occupations (25%), and service occupations (19%) accounted for the largest number of injuries.
  • More than one-quarter (28%) of the electrical injuries resulted in 31 or more days off from work.
  • By age group, workers aged 25 to 34 years and 35 to 44 years accounted for the largest shares of injuries, each with 26% of the total.