Shock & Electrocution

Industry news reports and forensic investigation cases offer insight into electric shock and electrocution prevention


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OSHA Cites North Carolina Electrical Firm after Fatal Electrocutions

March 18, 2022
The incident occurred as the two young apprentices of Pike Electric LLC in Mount Airy, N.C., worked on a 7,200V electric distribution line to restore power after a severe summer...
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Preventing Electrical Shocks on the Job

Feb. 18, 2022
Electrocution is on OSHA’s Fatal Four list, but you don’t have to be among the statistics.
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EC&M Tech Talk Video — Protecting Workers from Electric Shock

Dec. 1, 2021
Sponsored by Crescent Tools, this video (Episode 9) shows viewers the PPE, tools, and rules that protect workers from electric shock.
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LADWP Issues Statement Regarding Employee’s Death

Nov. 19, 2021
The employee died Nov. 4 while performing electrical service work in an underground vault.
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OSHA Urges Midwest Employers to Prioritize Electrical Safety

Nov. 19, 2021
Statistics show a 1-year increase of 3.75 percent in fatal worker electrocutions in 2019.
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Death of Pennsylvania Man May Be Linked to Electric Shock Drowning

July 19, 2021
Investigators looking into possible ESD among other causes after 23-year-old found unresponsive in Monongahela River
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Electrocuted Electrical Apprentice’s Supervisors Had “No Training”

July 14, 2021
Inquest exposes company’s on-the-job training was organized informally between craftspeople and apprentices
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Common Code Violations with Swimming Pools and Similar Installations

July 6, 2021
An inside look at Art. 680 of the NEC and some of the common mistakes electrical installers make when it comes to aquatic applications
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Non-Contact Voltage Testers Recalled by Klein Tools Due to Shock Hazard

June 16, 2021
The on/off button can remain depressed during the power on or power off cycle, causing the tester to work improperly