|Document ID (ISN)||102511|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||McCann M., Hunting K.L., Murawski J., Chowdhury R., Welch L.
||Causes of electrical deaths and injuries among construction workers
||Apr. 2003, Vol.43, No.4, p.398-406. Illus. 21 ref.
||This study evaluates electrical deaths and injuries to construction workers based on two sources of data: 1,019 electrical deaths identified by the US Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries for the years 1992 to 1998, and 61 electrical injuries identified between November 1, 1990 and December 31, 1998 from a George Washington University Hospital Emergency Department database. Contact with "live" electrical wiring, equipment and light fixtures was the main cause of electrical deaths and injuries among electrical workers, followed by contact with overhead power lines. Among non-electrical workers, contact with overhead power lines was the major cause of death. Other causes included contact with energized metal objects, machinery, power tools and portable lights. Adoption of a lockout/tagout standard for construction and training for non-electrical workers in basic electrical safety would reduce the risk of electrical deaths and injuries in the construction industry.
||occupational accidents; electricity; injuries; causes of accidents; risk factors; fatalities; electrical accidents; construction industry
||interlock protection; lighting; analysis of accident causes; USA; electric tools; work on electrical equipment; overhead electric lines; prevention of access; standard; safety training in industry; live work
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
Construction industry and civil engineering