Electrical injuries: hospitalisations and deaths 2014–15 and 2015–16

Amanda Tovell, Keren McKenna, James Harrison, Sophie Pointer

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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%).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCanberra
PublisherAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
ISBN (Electronic)9781760544584
ISBN (Print)9781760544591
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameInjury research and statistics


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