Electrical injuries are a leading cause of fatalities and cause hundreds of nonfatal injuries each year in construction. The hazard they present is so significant that they are one of the Construction Focus Four.
This dashboard, which complements CPWR’s November 2022 Data Bulletin, examines fatal and nonfatal electrical injuries. Publicly available injury data were obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) and Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII). Data were calculated using data from the Current Population Survey (CPS) downloaded through IPUMS.
Dashboard instructions and information on filters, charts, and definitions are included in the information icon located to the right of the dashboard title.
You can download the data as a spreadsheet. Each worksheet’s name is based on the corresponding dashboard chart.
The dashboard will be updated annually when new data are available, with the next update scheduled for Fall 2023. If you have questions or comments, please email [email protected]
Recommended Citation: CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training. . Electrical Injuries in Construction [dashboard].