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

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Re: Most common injury? #150939
02/12/06 07:32 AM
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Re: Most common injury? #150940
02/12/06 09:39 AM
02/12/06 09:39 AM
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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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Re: Most common injury? #150941
02/12/06 01:28 PM
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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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Re: Most common injury? #150942
02/12/06 01:29 PM
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RODALCO  Offline
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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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Re: Most common injury? #150943
02/12/06 02:25 PM
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XtheEdgeX  Offline
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Florida
I read somewhere that falls were more common than shocks. Arc flash burns were near the top of the list, too.

Re: Most common injury? #150944
02/12/06 03:24 PM
02/12/06 03:24 PM
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Rewired  Offline
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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..

A.D

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

I swear they sharpen those things intentionally... [Linked Image]

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


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