Electric Power Generation Transmission and Distribution

Industry Summary

As of the last reported data from 2015, there are 393,065 workers employed at 8,863 Electric Power Generation Transmission and Distribution establishements in the United States. The industry is slowly growing, adding 3,186 jobs in the 12 months between 2014 and 2015. On average, each business employs 44 workers. Over the past 5 years this industry has recorded an accident rate of over 2 times (0% more) the average for the Industry.

OSHA investigators arrived in Newark, NJ on Thursday, March 28th 2019 and began an accident investigation at Public Service Electric And Gas Company. A 59 year old man working as a Electrician was killed on the job when the employee was electrocuted when coming in contact with electri
OSHA ID114840.015
Accident Date2019-03-28
Accident DegreeFatality
NarrativeAt 8:00 a.m. on March 28, 2019, an employee was retrieving a piece of equipment when he came into contact with a live electrical component and was electrocuted.
OSHA investigators arrived in Houston, TX on Wednesday, November 28th 2018 and began an accident investigation after learning of an incident at Volt Power, Llc which had occured on Tuesday, November 27th 2018. A 40 year old Electrical power installer had been killed when the
OSHA ID111395.015
Accident Date2018-11-27
Accident DegreeFatality
NarrativeAt 4:30 p.m. on November 27, 2018, an employee was guiding a power pole into the ground. The power pole became energized, resulting in an electrical shock. The employee was killed.
The accident investigation below was opened on Friday, October 5th 2018 by OSHA representitives in Jackson, MI which had occured previously at Consumers Energy Company. A 51 year old man working as a Electrical Power-Line was killed on the job when the
OSHA ID109814.015
Accident Date2018-10-05
Accident DegreeFatality
NarrativeAt 11:00 a.m. on October 5, 2018, employees were unloading a new power pole from the truck. The line worker in charge was at the controls of the Digger Derick. Employee #1 was reaching for a set of chains on the back of the truck. The boom of the Digger Derick came in contact with the Primaries (7200 Volts) and the employee was found on the ground behind the truck. The employee received medical treatment at the scene, but later died at a local hospital.

OSHA Inspection Activity

Accident Rate

5 Year Average
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Reporting Statistics

Inspection Records: 3542
Inspection Rate: 3.12
Violation Records:
Accident Records: 363