Electrifying Facts

lightning boltDid you know that…

  • Electrical injuries are one of the leading causes of work-related deaths.
  • Most electrical injuries occur in the workplace.
  • There are approximately 1,000 accidental deaths by electrocution each year in the U.S.
  • Electrical fires’ total annual fiscal impact is estimated to be more than $3.4 billion.
  • Electrical fires in our homes claim the lives of 310 Americans each year and injure 1,100 more.
  • Coal is the largest single primary source of energy used to generate electricity in the United States, followed by natural gas and nuclear (in that order).
  • Retail sales of electricity to U.S. households exceed sales of electricity to the commercial and industrial sectors.
  • The U.S. is the largest producer of electricity in the world, followed by China.
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