Table 2

CHIRPP reported electrical injuries by circumstance and age, 1991–96

Age of victim (years)
Circumstance0–45–910–1415–19Total (%)
*Includes cutting live wire with scissors.
†Includes unspecified, result of science experiment, contact with electrical fence, etc.
Placed object/finger in outlet2291873257 (42)
Appliance/electrical device115414219217 (36)
Put cord in mouth3520037 (6)
Touched live wire*1376328 (5)
Water involved768324 (4)
Touched 2 sources of electricity at once384116 (3)
Struck by lightning12519 (1)
Other†307218 (3)
Total (%)411 (68)84 (14)79 (13)32 (5)606