Electric Power Transmission Control and Distribution

Industry Summary

Between 2014 and 2015, the Electric Power Transmission Control and Distribution industry saw employment growth of only 2.21%. There are an average of 41 workers at each of the 5,667 establishments in the United States. With OSHA reported accident rates of less than that of the the Electric Power Generation Transmission and Distribution Industry as a whole, things have been relatively safe over the past five years.

On Thursday, March 28th 2019 OSHA reps took a report of a serious accident in Newark, NJ at Public Service Electric And Gas Company. A 59 year old Electrician had been killed 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.
On Wednesday, November 28th 2018 OSHA reps took a report of a serious accident in Houston, TX which had occured previously at Volt Power, Llc. 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 after learning of an incident at Consumers Energy Company which had occured on the same day. 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: 1796
Inspection Rate: 2.15
Violation Records:
Accident Records: 219