A total of 1,065 people hospitalised between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2016 had sustained an electrical injury, and 55 people died as a result of electrocution or lightning strike. Almost half of people hospitalised with an electrical injury occurred while the person was in paid work (497 cases or 47%), and a further 150 people sustained an electrical injury while doing unpaid work (14%).
|Place of Publication||Canberra, Australian Capital Territory|
|Publisher||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Name||Injury research and statistics|
Tovell, A., McKenna, K., Harrison, J., & Pointer, S. (2018). Electrical injuries, deaths and hospitalisations 2014–15 and 2015–16. (Injury research and statistics; No. 117). Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.