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#150938 - 02/12/06 06:40 AM Most common injury?  
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Guys,
What is the most common injury to Electricians, besides an Electric Shock?.


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#150939 - 02/12/06 07:32 AM Re: Most common injury?  
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#150940 - 02/12/06 09:39 AM Re: Most common injury?  
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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 01:28 PM Re: Most common injury?  
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Most serious construction accidents are falls. Since electricians spend a lot of time on a ladder, I assume they fall into this demographic.


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#150942 - 02/12/06 01:29 PM Re: Most common injury?  
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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 02:25 PM Re: Most common injury?  
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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 03:24 PM Re: Most common injury?  
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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..

A.D


#150945 - 02/12/06 03:34 PM Re: Most common injury?  
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Minor cuts on the fingers and hands from the edges of panels and enclosures.

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#150946 - 02/13/06 08:15 AM Re: Most common injury?  
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Falls is correct from a lost work days perspective.


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