Occupations Most At-Risk in Fatal Overhead Power Line Incidents

A new study, published on the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) website, outlines the “Occupations Most At-Risk in Fatal Overhead Power Line Incidents: Using OSHA Data to Get a Better Understanding,”. Using OSHA data ranging from 2000 to 2011, Brett Brenner (President of ESFI) and James C. Cawley (Senior Member  IEEE). identify the following Industries to be most at risk:

  • Power line Construction
  • Electrical Work
  • Roofing
  • Electric Services (Utilities)
  • Ornamental shrub and tree services
  • Asbestos and lead paint removal services
  • Painting
  • Concrete Work

The occupations most at risk at:

  • Electrical power installers and repairers
  • Construction laborers
  • Supervisors: electricians and power transmission installers
  • Laborers, except construction
  • Painters
  • Carpenters
  • Roofers
  • Electricians
  • Truck Drivers

Download the complete 6-page document here.