Published By: Siemens
Published Date: Jun 01, 2016
Researchers in the occupational electrical medical emergencies show that in a six-year period 32,840 serious but non-fatal injuries occurred, some 60% involving electric shock and 40% involving electric burns. Obviously, the electric shock injuries occurred in relation to low voltage equipment since electric shock in relation to medium voltage equipment is as a rule fatal. It is reported that in the U.S., annually about 2000 arc burn related injuries occur and require hospitalization. Thus, the impact of such injuries on workers becomes a major concern in itself, beyond the economic aspects which are not to be ignored.