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Document ID (ISN)109614
CIS number 09-667
ISBN(s) 3-86509-541-0
Year 2006
Convention or series no. Fb 941
Author(s) Altmann S., Jühling J., Kieback D., Zürneck H.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
Title Electrical accidents in Germany
Original title Elektrounfälle in Deutschland [in German]
Bibliographic information Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2006. 152p. Illus. 10 ref. Index. Price: EUR 16.00.
Abstract The report on electrical accidents in Germany includes industry and trade, leisure and household accidents. It is based on several sources of data, including insurance institutions, criminal investigation divisions, forensic medical institutes, regional statistical offices and the Federal Statistical Office. Statistics are published since 1926, when it was believed that a rate of more than 400 fatal accidents/year had to be accepted, and extend to 2003, with 67 fatalities. All analyses show that the causes for electrical accidents in the recent past are primarily found in human error. This includes errors in handling and operation of electrical equipment and systems, improper repairs and poor maintenance. Other findings are discussed. (2002 Edition, see 02-891).
Descriptors (primary) Germany; electricity; causes of accidents; electrical accidents; fatalities
Descriptors (secondary) analysis of accident causes; statistical trends; electric shock; maintenance and repair; human failure; human factors
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Electricity
Broad subject area(s) Electrical safety
Browse category(ies) Electricity