Table 1

Fatal occupational electrocutions by sex, age, and race, United States, 1992–99

No (%)Rate*
*Deaths/100000 worker years.
†Rates not calculated. Current Population Survey data unavailable for workers <16 years of age.
Sex
    Male2491 (98.6)0.43
    Female 34 (1.4)0.01
Age group (years)
    <16† 13 (0.5)
    16–19 90 (3.6)0.14
    20–24 329 (13.0)0.29
    25–34 838 (33.2)0.29
    35–44 655 (25.9)0.23
    45–54 381 (15.1)0.19
    55–64 168 (6.7)0.16
    ≥65 48 (1.9)0.14
    Not reported 3 (0.1)
Race
    White2212 (90.9)0.23
    Black 192 (7.9)0.16
    American Indian 16 (0.7)0.22
    Asian 13 (0.5)0.04
    Other/not reported 208 (0.1)
Ethnicity
    Hispanic 294 (11.6)0.30
    White (not Hispanic)1738 (68.8)0.21
    Black (not Hispanic) 163 (6.5)0.14
    Other (not reported) 34 (1.4)0.08
    Other/not reported 296 (11.7)
Region
    Northeast 263 (10.4)0.12
    Midwest 612 (24.2)0.23
    South1233 (48.8)0.33
    West 417 (16.5)0.18
Establishment size (number of employees)
    1–10 893 (35.4)
    11–19 207 (8.2)
    20–49 242 (9.6)
    50–99 155 (6.1)
    100+ 410 (16.2)
    Not reported 618 (24.5)
Total25250.23