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There are a number of potential injuries that electricians face on a daily basis, but if you’ve been seriously injured due to negligence on behalf of your employer or another party, you deserve to be compensated for your losses. This is where we come in.
Electrical injuries and fatalities by the numbers.
Shortly after OSHA was created, the number of workplace fatalities decreased by more than sixty percent, while occupational injury and illness rates declined forty percent. This occurred during a period of growth in the United States where the number of workers doubled. Unfortunately, there are still thousands of work-related fatalities and injuries occurring every year.
In 2008, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) began an extensive study of data concerning electrical injuries and fatalities. At the close of the review, the foundation came to the conclusion that the industry needed access to more information in order to detect and respond to important trends on injuries in as timely a fashion as possible.
To use two years as an example of changes within the industry, 1994 saw 348 fatalities and 6,018 injuries within the electrical industry compared to 212 fatalities and 2,540 injuries in 2007. This data provides a sound reminder that when workers and administration adhere to safety standards, it can make a significant difference in occupational safety. On the other hand, fatalities in other industries remained constant or increased during the five-year period between 2003 and 2007.
Summary of accidents.
Between 2003 and 2007, ESFI discovered 28,401 workers lost their lives due to accidents on the job. The most-common types of fatal accidents fell into the following categories:
- Auto accidents / transportation (10,363)
- Assaults and violent acts (4,130)
- Falls (3,950)
- Contact with electric current (1,213)
One of the most-common causes of electrocution is contact with wiring, transformers, or other types of electrical components. This category resulted in 28 percent of fatalities. Additionally, a total of 13,150 workers suffered injuries from electric contact that were severe enough for them to need time off from work.
Types of electrical accidents.
OSHA has placed the risks electricians and electrical workers face into several categories, including:
In addition to the above types of death and non-fatal injuries, electricians may also suffer from injuries to the back, knees, hands and fingers due to repetitive stress or overexertion. These injuries may be caused from any of the following:
- Use of force to operate a tool
- Bending or stooping while performing work
- Positioning the hands, elbows, shoulders or wrists in an awkward position
- Remaining in the same position for extended periods of time
- Application of continuous pressure to the body
Injuries caused by repetitive motions or overuse can be just as painful and debilitating as falls or other accidents. They can also lead to disability and lead to a great deal of discomfort and reduce the quality of life.
Additionally, if your injury was caused by a defective or faulty piece of equipment, you may have an actionable claim against the manufacturer under what’s known as product liability law.
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Even if you’re unsure of your next step, we urge you to call us for a free consultation. Work injury law in Texas is complex, but we can help explain your options as well as what to expect moving forward. Don’t wait until it’s too late; call 1-877-405-4313 today.
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