There are several types of electrical injuries that can occur in the workplace, and the most serious of these is electrocution.
Many workers are frequently exposed to electrical energy in the course of their daily duties, and the risk of electrical injuries is always present. Some workers, however, may be at an even higher risk of electrical injuries and electrocutions than others.
Electrocution is a major risk in certain industries. For instance, in the construction industry, electrocution is one of the top four causes of fatalities every year. In 2014, electrocutions were responsible for 8% of all worker fatalities in private industry across the country.