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#150938 - 02/12/06 03:40 AM Most common injury?
Trumpy Offline


Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8532
Loc: SI,New Zealand
What is the most common injury to Electricians, besides an Electric Shock?.
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#150939 - 02/12/06 04:32 AM Re: Most common injury?
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Registered: 12/12/04
Posts: 1091
Loc: nowhere usa
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#150940 - 02/12/06 06:39 AM Re: Most common injury?
Celtic Offline

Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 367
Loc: NJ
Shocks are common to electricians?

That's news to me.

In no particular order, in my experience:
- Debris in eyes
- Carpal tunnel or similar
- Back injuries
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#150941 - 02/12/06 10:28 AM Re: Most common injury?
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Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 9026
Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
Most serious construction accidents are falls. Since electricians spend a lot of time on a ladder, I assume they fall into this demographic.
Greg Fretwell

#150942 - 02/12/06 10:29 AM Re: Most common injury?

Registered: 12/08/05
Posts: 862
Loc: Titirangi, Akld, New Zealand
Standing on a copper strand from flexible cable when my workshop floor is messy which it usually is, when I happen to need a tool in the weekend and walk on bare feet.
( my own fault, should wear boots when the floor is like that )
It hurts and can be annoying.
Cheers Ray
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#150943 - 02/12/06 11:25 AM Re: Most common injury?
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Registered: 04/17/05
Posts: 127
Loc: Florida
I read somewhere that falls were more common than shocks. Arc flash burns were near the top of the list, too.

#150944 - 02/12/06 12:24 PM Re: Most common injury?
Rewired Offline

Registered: 01/01/06
Posts: 567
Loc: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
I'd say the most common is falling, ( worst spill I took was slipping on the casings of BX cable laying on the floor) That stuff is like walking on ball bearings..


#150945 - 02/12/06 12:34 PM Re: Most common injury?
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Registered: 09/15/01
Posts: 816
Loc: Bergen County, NJ
Minor cuts on the fingers and hands from the edges of panels and enclosures.

I swear they sharpen those things intentionally...

#150946 - 02/13/06 05:15 AM Re: Most common injury?
Zog Offline

Registered: 09/13/05
Posts: 116
Loc: Charlotte, NC
Falls is correct from a lost work days perspective.
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